A first-generation college graduate with a BA from Yale University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, Jaime previously worked as counsel and Director of Floor Operations for former House Majority Whip James Clyburn.
Hailing from Orangeburg, SC, Jaime was raised by his grandparents, and began working in politics in Orangeburg in 1992. He later would go on to become the youngest person and first African American to serve as executive director of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus. Jaime was also the South Carolina Democratic Party’s first African-American chair. Jaime also served as a Principal at the Podesta Group overseeing the firm’s transportation practice.
He has been recognized as one of Roll Call’s Fabulous 50 staffers on Capitol Hill, The Hill’s “35 Stellar Staffers Under 35,” as well as one of the National Bar Association and IMPACT’s “Top 40 lawyers under 40.” Before entering politics, Jaime worked in education serving as chief operations officer and director of program development for the College Summit, a national nonprofit organization that assists low-income students enroll in college. Jaime also taught ninth grade social studies at his high school alma mater, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High.
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