Jerry Parshall is the deputy director 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).

By Jerry Parshall
State and Local Governments Must Take Much More Aggressive Action Immediately To Slow Spread of the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2020
State and Local Actions for Improving Election SecurityCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
Election Security in All 50 StatesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
Virginia’s Newly Elected Delegates Bring Women’s Issues to the ForefrontCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2018