Jason Rae has been a lifelong Democrat, attending county party meetings in rural Barron County, Wisconsin on a bicycle before he could even drive. He was first elected to the DNC in 2004, when he was just 17 years old and has been re-elected three times.
Since his election more than a decade ago, Jason has worked hard to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, to increase participation among young people and LGBT Americans, and to help build greater transparency of the party.
Jason serves as a member of the DNC Executive and Credentials Committee, and for the last eight years as the Chair of the DNC Youth Council. He also served as the author and lead trainer for Wisconsin’s 2008, 2012, and 2016 Delegate Selection Plans.
Jason founded and currently serves as Executive Director for the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, an award-winning organization with nearly 500 businesses as members. He lives in Milwaukee with his husband, Phillip.
Jason is committed to being an engaging Secretary that will work to create transparency about how the DNC operates and be an advocate and resource for all DNC members.