Jesse Laymon

Executive Director, Effective NY

Jesse Laymon is the Executive Director of Effective NY. Jesse brings expertise in building progressive coalitions, and managing issue campaigns. He has particular experience on issues of campaign finance and government accountability, the environment, women’s rights, and education.

Prior to joining Effective NY, Jesse was the Downstate Campaigns Manager for Citizen Action of NY, and a leading member of the grassroots coalition advocating Fair Elections for NY. Jesse worked extensively with community and issue activists disempowered by the dominance of big money in state politics. He has also worked with elected officials, both those at the state level and those at the city level elected under a system of small donor matching funds.

Previously, Jesse worked on a range of campaigns, both electoral and issue-focused, at the Presidential, Congressional, state and international levels.