American Majority Action Minnesota
American Majority Action is a national conservative organization dedicated to engaging citizens in the political process. We mobilize them to support candidates who favor limited government, individual freedom and protecting the free market. We are putting in place the nation’s new, conservative grassroots political infrastructure. American Majority Action uses cutting-edge training and technology to empower individuals and groups with the most effective tools for promoting liberty through limited government.
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Meet our Minnesota State Team
National Chief of Staff
Lonny Leitner specializes in political training, campaign management, and voter education.
Lonny brings 14 years of public and private sector experience to American Majority. He worked for many years as a political operative, public relations public affairs specialist and his background in campaign management helped hone excellent leadership and motivational skills.
Lonny previously served as a Regional Director for a 501(c)3 non profit political training institute, American Majority and a 501(c)4 American Majority Action. During that time, he worked with candidates on media training and campaign management. Lonny headed up American Majority’s efforts in the upper Midwest as well as in the battle ground state of Florida. In the 2010 election cycle he helped train 100 candidates in Minnesota running for local, state, and federal offices, of which 94 won their primaries.
That same election cycle, Lonny spearheaded American Majority Action’s Get Out the Vote Efforts in Wisconsin, working successfully with local media outlets to further the movement. The group targeted a U.S. Senate race and three U.S. Congressional races, winning 3 out of the 4 contests. In 2012, Lonny oversaw the Get Out the Vote efforts in 6 target counties in Florida where they saw increases in the Conservative voter turn out compared to the 2008 results.
Lonny has worked on several campaigns in Minnesota. He worked for U.S. Senator Rod Grams in 2000 and Mark Kennedy’s successful re-election campaign in 2002. He led the charge in 2004 as a Regional Field Director for Bush-Cheney and was Political Director for Congressman Mark Kennedy’s U.S. Senate bid in 2006. Lonny has also worked on Federal campaigns in Texas for Congressman Henry Bonilla and Washington State for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and most recently as campaign manager for Adam Hasner’s U.S. Senate race in Florida.
Lonny has successfully built relationships and pitched media opportunities for fortune 500 companies and small start-ups alike. His media background is diverse, and includes Ford Motor Company, a sustainable agriculture company, the telecom industry, a professional sports team, and the immigration reform movement.
Lonny was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN and graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
Minnesota Executive Director
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.