Jennifer DeJournett is serving her second term as an elected Commissioner of the Three Rivers Park District representing 174,000 residents.
As a well-known Republican political operative, Jennifer has appeared on local television and national political radio programs as a Republican political analyst and has been a speaker at conferences and training events.
Jennifer has been a contributor to numerous local and state legislative campaigns offering data-driven advice regarding campaign strategy and micro-targeting, volunteer recruitment, fundraising best practices and efficient and effective campaign operations.
Jennifer co-founded two organizations that encourage and engage women in the political process and support common sense, pocketbook women running for elected office. Her organizations have trained, elected and re-elected over 50 women to local, county and state legislative offices in four states.
In 2008, Jennifer was a volunteer for Catholics for McCain and recruited volunteers for their efforts at the Republican National Convention held in Minnesota. In 2011, Jennifer was the Minnesota Deputy State Director for the Newt Gingrich for President campaign.
In 2012, she led VOICES of Conservative Women’s efforts at the Iowa Straw Poll. Those efforts included hosting a Presidential Candidate Forum breakfast and constructing, staffing and managing a large reception area on the straw poll grounds in partnership with a local women’s organization as well as speaking to National and International media regarding the importance of engaging women voters to support Republican candidates.
In 2015, Jennifer was the Minnesota State Director for CARLY for America, the Super PAC supporting Carly Fiorina. Jennifer recruited and managed the Minnesota field staff, developed a statewide Minnesota political strategy, managed the Minnesota ground efforts of innovative voter identification and recruitment and supported the National CFA team’s efforts.
Jennifer lives in Maple Grove with her husband and four children. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and has completed a Mini MBA through the University of St. Thomas Executive Education Series. She is also currently pursuing a second-degree accounting and management.