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Rob Jesmer joined the firm as its fourth partner in January of 2013. Prior to that, and during the past decade, Jesmer worked at the highest levels of Republican politics.
Most recently, Jesmer was executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) reporting directly to then-Chairman and Senator John Cornyn. During his four years directing the campaign committee, Jesmer oversaw an effort that netted five seats for Republicans and raised over $200 million.
Prior to the NRSC, Jesmer lived in Texas where he managed Senator Cornyn’s re-election campaign. He spent the 2006 election cycle as regional political director (RPD) for the Southeast at the Republican National Committee (RNC) serving as the liaison between state parties, campaigns and the committee’s chairman. As an RPD, Jesmer’s primary focus was managing the get-out-the-vote operation in Tennessee and Missouri, an effort consisting of 120 staff members and over $10 million spent between the two states.
In December 2002, Jesmer was hired by newly-elected Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers as his chief of staff. In that capacity, he set up Rogers’ office and managed his political activities.
From 1999-2002, Jesmer worked at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), first as a field representative for the Midwest, then as the national field director during the 2002 cycle.
Jesmer’s political experience also includes running campaigns in Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois and Minnesota.
A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jesmer earned his bachelor of arts in political science and communications from the University of Saint Thomas. He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Kendall, their sons, Jack and Carson, and daughter, Reaves.