Jesse Barba
Cassidy & Associates, Vice President

Jesse Barba is a Vice President at Cassidy & Associates, where he helps clients successfully navigate the legislative and regulatory landscape across the federal government. Jesse strives to build strategic relationships for stakeholders and clients so they may secure critical investments and help educate decision makers in Washington. He currently works with some of industry’s leading companies in the energy & environment, transportation, technology, and education spaces.

Formerly, Jesse worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) where he managed a public policy portfolio that included energy, financial services, transportation, and labor issues. He was responsible for monitoring federal policy, interacting with state and local government stakeholders and briefing lawmakers and their staff on Congressional and Administration initiatives and priorities. He also served as the Congresswoman’s liaison to the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressional Alaskan Pacific Asian Caucus and has strong connections to the Congressional Black Caucus. Jesse earlier served a similar role to U.S. Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY).

Jesse is a co-founder of EDGE (Electing a Democratic Generation), which works with young Democratic lawmakers and candidates by serving as both a policy advisory and political support apparatus. This includes helping to formulate and support policies important to our generation, serving as a conduit and platform for amplifying the work of young Democratic policymakers, pooling our individual and employer/client affiliated PAC resources to fundraise for their campaign, and organizing field deployments to provide active boots on the ground support.

A native of New York, Jesse earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University and a master’s degree in legislative affairs at The George Washington University, Graduate School of Political Management.