Jesse Connolly

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Jesse Connolly

Jesse Connolly is a Maine activist. He is Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree's Chief of Staff. Connolly has been active in Maine and federal politics for over a decade, serving as campaign director for Baldacci and Mitchell during their gubernatorial races and managing Maine's "No On 1" campaign, which aimed to encourage voters to oppose Question 1 on the November 2005 ballot.

He is married to Nicole Clegg.


Bates College.


  • Campaign Director, Campaign for Better Care, National Partnership for Women and Families. February 2011 – January 2012 Washington D.C. Metro Area.
  • Campaign Manager Libby Mitchell for Governor, June 2010 – December 2010 Portland, Maine Area
  • Chief of Staff Maine House of Representatives,December 2006 – June 2010
  • Campaign Manager, Baldacci for Governor, January 2006 – December 2006
  • Campaign Manager, Maine Wont Discriminate, May 2005 – December 2005
  • Maine State Director, Kerry Edwards August 2003 – November 2004
  • Communications Director, Maine Senate President's Office, December 2002 – August 2003 (9 months)
  • Caucus Director, Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee May 2001 – November 2002

DSA connection


Harlan Baker with Joey Brunelle and Jeremy Mele and Seth Berner. May 11, 2017 at 1:09pm

Members of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists meet with Jesse Connolly, chief of staff for Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Topics ranged from health care to crafting progressive messages and programs.