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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 25

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Jess Pelaez Phoenix

Democratic
Scientist/Nonprofit Director
7,549 votes (6.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Healthcare – We need to shore up the ACA while beginning work on Medicare for All. Equitable access to good quality healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
  • Education – We need to commit our federal government to funding programs that will ensure our public schools provide the best possible education to all students, nationwide.
  • Environment – We need policies to protect our open spaces, and regulations on polluters to keep our air, water, and land safe. I will also work to make my community the global hub for Green Tech Research & Development, since green tech is the way for

Experience

Experience

Profession:Volcanologist/Nonprofit Founder
Executive Director, Blueprint Earth (2013–2018)

Education

California State University, Los Angeles Master of Science, Geology (2010)
Smith College Bachelor of Arts, History (2005)

Community Activities

Fellow, The Explorers Club (2015–current)

Biography

 

Jess Phoenix is Executive Director, Principal Investigator, and co-founder of revolutionary environmental scientific research organization Blueprint Earth. She is a volcanologist, a professional field scientist. She has worked on the world’s largest and most active volcanoes in Hawaii, piloted the Jason2 submersible to study an undersea volcano, and worked in the mines of the Australian Outback. Her mission is to inspire everyone to tap into their innate curiosity, igniting wonder about our planet and the world we live in. Jess believes science should be accessible to everyone, and that there are no limits to creative possibility. She is dedicated to enhancing scientific communication and public engagement with science at all levels, and without reservation.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $488,535

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Roddenberry Productions
$5,000
2
Employees of Se
$3,585
3
Employees of Google
$3,400
4
Employees of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
$3,013
5
Employees of McKinsey & Company
$2,950

More information about contributions

By State:

California 63.90%
New York 7.23%
Massachusetts 3.79%
Maryland 3.18%
Other 21.91%
63.90%21.91%

By Size:

Large contributions (42.79%)
Small contributions (57.21%)
42.79%57.21%

By Type:

From organizations (1.71%)
From individuals (98.29%)
98.29%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

 

In Congress, my training in the scientific method will be very valuable. This skillset shows us how to analyze all available evidence, and then use it to make truly informed decisions about complex problems. As a scientist, I am not afraid to admit when I do not know something, and I use all my research skills to become informed. I am also willing to change my mind when I receive new evidence. That will help me tremendously in Congress, since my efforts to gain buy-in from my colleagues will be based in fact. Additionally, I’ve worked all over the planet in life-threatening conditions. I know how to remain calm when the stakes are high, and how to get the best out of team members under duress.

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