Jerry Parshall is a manager of State and Local Government Affairs at American Progress, where he helps manage the organization’s relationships with state and local governments and outside organizations on a number of policy issues.

Prior to joining American Progress, Parshall was the campaign manager for Rep. Ann McLane Kuster’s (D-NH) successful re-election in 2016. He also has extensive experience in Virginia politics and government, serving in senior roles for a number of state legislative campaigns as well as working for three sessions in the Virginia General Assembly. Parshall worked to advance a number of priorities in the legislature related to transportation, early childhood education, child care, and the opioid epidemic. During college, his first position in politics was as a field director for Pete Buttigieg’s (D-IN) mayoral campaign.

Parshall is a Washington, D.C., native and has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame. He enjoys swimming, volleyball, and watching college football (when the Irish are playing well).