Elected Experience: House of Representatives - Democratic Whip;
House of Representatives - 43rd & 37th Districts;
Democratic National Committeemember (DNC); Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) -
43rd & 37th Districts
Other Professional Experience: Attorney, U.S. Supreme Court
Bar; MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless; ABC News; U.S. Congress, Congressional
Fellow - Washington, D.C. (1982); Film Producer
Education: Queen Anne High (1973); University of Washington
(B.A., 1977); Seattle University Law School (J.D, 1986); University of Ghana
International Law School; Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of
Community Service: Church Council of Greater Seattle -
Director; Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) - Director; Emerald City
Community Bank - Director; Goodwill Baptist Church - Trustee; Alpha Phi Alpha
Statement: I'm Jesse Wineberry and I'm running for
Congress because now more than ever, we need a progressive new voice for the "New
9th" Congressional District. The "New 9th" was
created by law as Washington's only district in which the majority of the
residents are people of color, giving us the opportunity to elect Washington's
first Democrat of color to Congress.
The billionaire special interests have
had their voice in Congress for the last 20 years. The "New 9th"
deserves a progressive new voice who will fight for all of us. Thanks to Mrs.
Josephine Stokes, my 2nd grade teacher who corrected a lisp in my
speech in elementary school, I've been able to be a voice for the voiceless my
I'm an early Bernie Sanders caucus
supporter, and the only candidate who brings to Congress a decade of proven
leadership in the House of Representatives, where I sponsored hundreds of legislation
for the elderly, environment, income equality, education, clean energy and
equal rights for all.
In Congress, I'll speak out against the
"War of Hate" being waged against Mexicans, Muslims, Asians and other
minorities. I'll fight to raise the minimum wage; pass paid family-medical
leave, enact equal pay for equal work for women; save Social Security, protect
credit unions, create tuition-free college education, pass the Dream Act, enact
Universal Health care, expand veterans' benefits and pass comprehensive
I'm proud to have the support of Ministers,
Labor leaders, Democrats, Veterans, Republicans and Independents including Rev.
Jesse Jackson, Dr. Samuel McKinney, Seattle City Council President Bruce
Harrell, Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince, Pastor Casey Treat and Sonya
Freeman, wife of former State Representative Roger Freeman.
The "New 9th " deserves New
representation. I ask for your Vote and I can't wait to be your Voice in