, Executive Director
Jeanne Massey is a Ranked Choice Voting and electoral reform powerhouse. Before becoming executive director of FairVote Minnesota, she led the successful Minneapolis Better Ballot Campaign to adopt RCV in 2006 and, not surprisingly, is a frequent media resource on electoral reform. Jeanne brings more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and community planning and organizing. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica, she holds an M.A. in regional & community planning and a B.A. in business & Spanish. Jeanne is active in her community and has served on several community and nonprofit boards.
Cindy Bielke, owner of C-Change Communications, provide communications support primarily through through writing and content development as well as media relations strategy.
, Events & Outreach Manager
Nate is a Boston native who brings extensive political advocacy and event coordination experience to his Event and Outreach Manager role at FairVote Minnesota. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political economy and French from Tulane University in New Orleans.
, Director of Campaigns
Heather joined FairVote Minnesota in 2017, and brings a wealth of campaign experience, including volunteer management, building and managing large relationship networks, fundraising and budgeting. Heather most recently was campaign manager for a Minnesota legislative candidate, and earlier worked as the Development Manager at the National Kidney Foundation.
Heather has a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with an emphasis on identity and culture, from American University in Washington, D.C. She currently lives in Maple Grove.
, Field Director
Karl joined FairVote Minnesota in August 2017 as the Field Director. He previously worked as a regional field organizer for a congressional campaign, as well as for a U.S. Senate and Chicago alderman campaign. Karl has a degree in political science, with a minor in European history, from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He lives in Saint Paul.
, Communications & Development Coordinator
Jessie Roelofs is responsible for helping to shape and create messages for multiple audiences interested in democracy reform. Growing up in rural Minnesota, Jessie brings a diverse background as a textile artist, writer, visual artist, actor, and film and video artist to her role at FairVote Minnesota. Jessie previously worked with Intermedia Arts teaching socially conscious media journalism and filmmaking to teenagers and managing the organization’s development and communications systems and processes. Jessie graduated summa cum laude from Augsburg College with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Religion, and Theater.
Richard Carlbom and Kristen McMullen from United Strategies provide political strategy and support, building on their successful work in the passage of Minnesota’s marriage equality act.