Jackie Bateman joined the New Blue team in 2013 and brings 15 years of fundraising, marketing, strategy and digital expertise to her job.
She excels in high level strategic vision that is focused on getting the best outcome and highest return for the client, and she’s passionate about electing visionary leaders to help advance progressive policies around the country. She has raised over $100 million for her clients.
From 2011-2013, she worked to re-elect President Barack Obama, serving as the first Grassroots Fundraising and Marketing Director of the 2012 Democratic Convention in Charlotte, NC. She built a list of over 1.6 million people with 25,000 unique donors and raised over $1.1 million. She then went on to work on the grassroots team for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee.
In the final months of the 2012 campaign, she was the Digital Director and Social Media Manager for Senator Heidi Heitkamp, augmenting the race with small dollar donors and microtargeting ads to voters that would propel Heidi to a narrow victory.
In 2010, as the Finance Director for the Minnesota Democratic Party, she helped take back the Governor’s office from Tim Pawlenty by electing Mark Dayton. In 2008, she worked as the Deputy Finance Director for Senator Al Franken, raising record amounts of money for a Senate race and (eventually) winning the closest race in the country.
Her first race was for now MN Governor Tim Walz in 2005- 2006 as Finance Director. This victory was extra sweet because he had been her high school teacher.
Jackie has a BA in Political Science and European Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently resides in Minneapolis, MN where you can typically find her either drinking tea or walking around one of the many lakes.