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Jesse Colvin

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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Jesse Colvin (Democrat) was a candidate for Maryland's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House. Colvin lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on June 26, 2018.

Colvin served in the U.S. Army for six years. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Duke University in 2006 and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

Education

  • MIA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 2013-2015
  • BA, History/Arabic, Duke University, 2002-2006

Professional Experience

  • MIA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 2013-2015
  • BA, History/Arabic, Duke University, 2002-2006
  • Employee, Toffler Associates, 2016-present
  • Employee, Barclays Investment Bank, 2015-2016
  • Associate, Control Risks Group, 2014
  • Intelligence Officer, United States Army, 2007-2013
  • Intelligence Officer, United States Army Rangers, 2010-2013
  • Teacher, Independent, 2006

Political Experience

  • MIA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 2013-2015
  • BA, History/Arabic, Duke University, 2002-2006
  • Employee, Toffler Associates, 2016-present
  • Employee, Barclays Investment Bank, 2015-2016
  • Associate, Control Risks Group, 2014
  • Intelligence Officer, United States Army, 2007-2013
  • Intelligence Officer, United States Army Rangers, 2010-2013
  • Teacher, Independent, 2006
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2018
Elections

2018

General election
General election for U.S. House Maryland District 1

Incumbent Andrew Harris (R) defeated Jesse Colvin (D) and Jenica Martin (L) in the general election for U.S. House Maryland District 1 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Andrew Harris (R)
60.0
183,662

Jesse Colvin (D)
38.1
116,631

Jenica Martin (L)
1.9
5,744
Other/Write-in votes
0.0
149

Total votes: 306,186
(100% precincts reporting)
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 1

The following candidates ran in the Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 1 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Jesse Colvin (D)
37.8
14,075

Allison Galbraith (D)
28.1
10,440

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Michael Brown (D)
15.1
5,600

Michael Pullen (D)
13.0
4,819

Steve Worton (D)
3.9
1,442

Erik Lane (D)
2.2
815

Total votes: 37,191
Republican primary election
Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 1

Incumbent Andrew Harris defeated Martin Elborn and Lamont Taylor in the Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 1 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Andrew Harris (R)
85.8
48,944

Martin Elborn (R)
9.8
5,606

Lamont Taylor (R)
4.4
2,496

Total votes: 57,046


Policy Positions

2018

Abortion

Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
- Pro-choice

Budget

1. In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
- Yes

2. In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
- Unknown Position

Education

Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
- Unknown Position

Energy & Environment

1. Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
- Yes

2. Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
- Unknown Position

Guns

Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
- Yes

Health Care

Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
- No

Campaign Finance

Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
- Yes

Economy

1. Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
- Yes

2. Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
- No

Immigration

1. Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
- No

2. Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
- No

Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
- Unknown Position

National Security

1. Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
- No

2. Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
- Unknown Position

Articles

Letter to the 115th Congress - Call for Sweeping Reform Bill

Oct. 4, 2018

Dear Members of the 115 th Congress: American confidence in our government is at an all-time low. Accountability in our politics is in woefully short supply. Perhaps most concerning of all, a majority of the American people -- once relentlessly optimistic and hopeful about the future -- are now as likely to conclude America's most prosperous and productive days are behind us. We decided to run for Congress because we know America's best days are still ahead, but confidence in our government and democracy must be restored. To do so, we must all acknowledge the corrosive role money and special interests have played in shaking the American people's faith in the system. This is why we write to you today: to put Congress on notice. We are determined to reform the system and spark this restoration of American confidence should we be given the humble honor of serving our respective districts in the United States Congress. We share the American people's impatience and frustration over the lack of reforms and transparency and the role of money in our politics. We hear day in and day out that special interests are drowning out the voices of everyday citizens -- to the point where many Americans no longer believe their votes even count. Restoring faith in our elections and in the integrity of our elected officials should be a top priority that all members of Congress can agree upon. Without these reforms we will be unable to truly regain the public trust or tackle the challenges of our day, like the costs of health care and prescription drugs, the opioid epidemic, or building an economy that is strong for working families. For those reasons, these reforms must be sweeping, and they must be bold. They must be the very first item Congress addresses. We must not yield on this demand, the American public is counting on us. We are committed to: ● limiting the influence of big donors on campaigns, quashing the political influence, real or perceived, special interests currently have in our government and providing incentives for donors to make small contributions to federal candidates; ● finally requiring genuine accountability through disclosure of all political spending and ensuring foreign money has no way of influencing our elections; ● shutting the revolving door between elected officials and the professional, special-interestlobbying industry; ● strengthening congressional ethics laws and their enforcement, including the adoption of harsher penalties for breaking the law and betraying the public trust; ● ending the imbalanced and divisive practice of political gerrymandering that currently allows the undemocratic practice of politicians picking their voters, rather than ensuring that voters pick their representatives; and ● removing, once and for all, the deliberate and partisan barriers that prohibit millions of Americans from freely and fairly exercising their right to vote. If the American people do elect a Democratic majority this November, we must heed their call to finally and categorically change the way Washington works. Our system is badly broken, our institutions are at the brink and our democracy is demonstrably at risk. However, to us, America remains the "shining city upon a hill," and should it be the will of the American people this November, we will commit ourselves to strengthening that city and restoring the faith of the American people in our great country and its political system. Signed,

Issue Position: Equal Opportunity

Jan. 1, 2018

The Framers almost had it right: all people are created equal. Representatives and senators earn the same salary, no matter their gender. A female president would earn the same salary as a male one. So why are women too often paid less than the men working beside them doing the same job? I am not satisfied with the status quo, and I don't think most people are. As a country, we can only make progress if we stand together. We can only stand together if we are all on equal footing. America is at its best when our laws protect everyone equally and ensure everyone has equal opportunity. From equal pay to healthcare and beyond, I will be your strongest advocate. Not just for you. But for all of us.

Issue Position: Dealing With The Opioid Crisis

Jan. 1, 2018

The opioids epidemic comes up every day when I am meeting with folks from the district. Our district's drug-related deaths trend nearly 50% higher than the national average. Opioids don't care whether you are a Democrat, Independent, or a Republican, and neither should any leader who wants to reverse the epidemic. We must join together--regardless of our differences--to face this challenge. Rather than pay lip service to the epidemic, we need to invest smartly in prevention, treatment, and recovery systems. This will require political energy, courage, and will. While we need more funding, funding alone will not solve this problem. Nor will any single step. Instead, we need a comprehensive plan that includes federal, state, and local resources. We need buy-in from healthcare professionals, insurers, and communities themselves. Future generations will judge our leaders by their response to the opioids epidemic.

Events

2018

Nov. 6
Election Night Party

Tue 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Elks Lodge Easton, MD

Nov. 6
Canvassing Events

Tue 12:00 AM – 12:59 AM EST

See link in description!