I am posting a series of entries on local people in politics you should be watching.
Watch: Jameson lingl
Jameson Lingl grew up in Camarillo. He graduated from where he was an athlete in track, soccer, and football. His high school teacher was Tim Flynn, current mayor of Oxnard. He has remained close with Mayor Flynn. He played soccer in college and was a shotputter.
In 2007, he started working as a community organizer and policy advocate for Progressive Future before transitioning to support the Obama campaign. He went on to community organize and manage campaigns for legislative policy, issue advocacy and elections in 9 different states and statewide in California. Locally, he has worked as a community organizer with labor unions and the Independent Living Resource Center.
What is he doing now:
Jameson is currently living in Indiana where he is doing fundraising for Goshen University. He is also going to be an instructor for a class on community organizing and campaign management.
He is a partner in a progressive consulting firm.
Why you should watch him:
He is planning to move back to Ventura County in the next few years. I expect that when he does he will work full-time in politics. With his experience and skills he will be a formidable field organizer.
I expect that he will run for office. He has a natural charisma that helps with public speaking and encouraging people. His connection to many interest groups will earn him support when he runs.
Connect with him on Facebook .
Who else should we be watching? Post a comment or send me a message with suggestions.