Jamarr Brown (he/him) has over a decade of experience working as a campaign strategist, leadership trainer, and nonprofit leader. Now, he is making history as the first-ever Black executive director of the Texas Democratic Party. Prior to this role, Jamarr served as the Director of Civic Engagement Programs at re:power, stewarding partnerships with progressive civic engagement and labor groups and overseeing a portfolio of programs to train and support organizers, campaign managers and staff, and candidates.
Jamarr has also served as the National Training Director for Tom Steyer’s presidential campaign, where he led a national leadership development program for staff, volunteers, community leaders and issue advocates. In a previous role as the Organizing & Training Director for Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV), Jamarr managed the statewide leadership development, public affairs, grassroots organizing and issue and electoral campaign work in conjunction with Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas. Under his leadership, the number of Planned Parenthood supporters across Texas grew by 600,000. Jamarr has worked at the local, state, and national level with a range of progressive organizations — training key groups and campaigns across the country and garnering national coverage — and successfully worked with ColorOfChange to remove the Confederate Flag from South Carolina’s State House grounds. Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Jamarr earned a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Clemson University. He most recently served as President of the Black Austin Democrats and on the Board of Directors for Provide, Inc. and Leadership Austin. Jamarr is a member of the Democratic National Committee.