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Jessica Morse is a national security strategist who has worked in some of the most dangerous places in the world. With over a decade of service in the Defense Department, State Department, and USAID, she dedicated her life to serving her country.  Now she’s home serving her community in the Northern California region where she grew up. 

The people of California’s 4th district deserve a representative who is fearless, solution-driven and an unrelenting advocate. That’s Jessica Morse. Incumbent Tom McClintock has three things to show for his 40 years as a politician: naming two post offices and a mountain. He has proposed commercializing Yosemite, eliminating salmon habitat, and supported President Trump’s immigration ban and botched health care plan.  Jessica knows her community, she knows her district, and she’s proven that she is willing to step in and step up to tough challenges.  

  • She hiked from Lake Tahoe to Mt. Whitney, trekking the 500 mile-length of California’s 4th District. She grew up camping, hunting, and fishing throughout Northern California. Jessica and her cousins still manage the forest land their ancestors purchased as pioneers in the late 1800s. Grateful to the generations before her that protected this beautiful land, she is committed to doing the same.
  • As an aid worker in Iraq at the height of the war, Jessica worked side by side with our military, seeing firsthand the sacrifice made by our troops and their families. She traveled throughout Iraq investigating the impact of US tax dollars on Iraqis. She saw what worked and what didn’t and understood the impact of bad political decisions on innocents.
  • In Iraq, Jessica uncovered human trafficking on the military bases.  She liberated the young men brought to Iraq against their will and later served on a Congressional Commission to change laws and regulations that had overlooked bonded labor within US government sub-contracts. 
  • While managing multi-billion dollar federal budgets at the State Department and USAID, Jessica eliminated redundancies, offering innovative solutions for reducing the national debt while maintaining critical diplomatic tools.
  • As one of the few female civilians at US Pacific Command, Jessica served as an advisor to the four-star PACOM Commander on India and Pakistan. Developing a solution to a seemingly intractable problem, Jessica convinced PACOM leadership to refocus defense strategy around renewable energy, which led to stronger ties in South Asia.
  • Jessica has an MPA in National Security from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Principia.  

Jessica is warm, approachable, and great with kids, but don't let that fool you. When it comes to standing up for what’s right, whether it's clean water or human rights, she's tough as nails and battle tested. Grounded by her principles, Jessica has solved problems in some of the most extreme and unmovable circumstances.  Jessica will make a tremendous impact in Congress.  Help get her there!    


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Judith Silva endorsed

    “I support Jessica Morse because she is knowledgeable and experienced in government work. She has the righ attitude about getting to the source of a problem to find the correct resolution.”

  • Melissa Mead endorsed

    “The first time I heard Jessica Morse speak, I was taken aback by her passion to be a servant leader to our district. She has the experience we need in Congress - someone who knows and understands global issues & who knows and loves our district. I know the real deal when I see it, and Jessica Morse is the leader we need for true representation in California's 4th district.”

  • Erica Voetsch endorsed

    “I had never been inspired to get involved in the political process until I discovered Jessica's passion for this district and public service. She will bring real representation to our community!”

  • Lisa Schmidt endorsed

    “I attended a fund raiser at close friend's house last night and met Jessica for the first time. There were about 20 of us there and she wowed us all! She's thoughtful and experienced, but more importantly she convinced me she believes we can all, Bay Area liberals and rural conservatives, can work together!”

  • Teri Olsson endorsed

    “Her 10 years of leadership experience and her confidence are what it will take to defeat our do-nothing congressman.”

  • cynthia shallit endorsed

    “We need a representative who will fight for the needs of this district, like fire protection, well water and most importantly ....health care. McClintock would let the feds take away millions in health care money for us who need it in District 4. And Jessica lives IN the district.”

  • Ed endorsed

    “I endorse Jess Morse because she is the real deal. She has the work ethic, the skill set and the experience to do the job and make changes that will support her district, the country and the world!”

  • Steve Batie endorsed

    “I think she can beat McClintock, and be an outstanding representative.”

  • Kim Monson endorsed

    “I was extremely impressed with how she handled herself at our meet and greet in Mariposa County. Jessica was intelligent and knowledgeable, and has a great background. Most importantly, she'll support the people of our district, unlike McClintock.”

  • Gail Flynn endorsed

    “I endorse Jessica Morse, because she has deep roots to our land and at the same time a vast vision of our global struggles.”

May 5, 2017

Look out Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock voted to jeopardize the health care of over 200,000 of his constituents.  Last night, I joined the other prospective candidates in a forum to prove to McClintock that he has competition and he's never safe.  Watch the entire thing here -- skip to the very end if you want to see my message for Tom.  https://www.facebook.com/jessi...

April 27, 2017

Women Standing Together

The Placer Women Democrats held the first Candidate's forum to help determine who would stand up and represent California's fourth district.  In a district with a 150 year-old Congressional history, no woman has ever represented.  Tuesday night, four women, including me, answered the call.  Two hundred members of the community came out to hear us speak and ask questions about our campaigns.  I feel so honored and proud to be part of a movement of women stepping up and stepping into the limelight to serve.  I was overwhelmed by the warm response of the group and the support and encouragement I have received since.  Thank you all for joining this movement to take back California's 4th district! 

April 22, 2017

Supporting Our Troops Through Science

Thank you for all of your overwhelming supporting.  Today, I joined the crowds in Tahoe/Truckee to celebrate the March for Science.  I marched today to support our troops.  Transporting fuel across warzones resulted in over 3,000 American casualties.  Renewable energy innovation will keep our soldiers safe.  I've written a new blog about my experience and insights in Iraq on the need for renewable energy investment.  See it here: https://morse2018.wordpress.co...

April 18, 2017

Go Team Jess!

If you ever want to feel loved and appreciated, run for Congress! Thank you so much for your outpouring of support and encouragement.  Team Jess raised over $10,000 in less than 24 hours! Amazing!  This race is going to be a marathon -- so please keep sharing, tweeting, announcing and talking up my campaign!  Like any good marathon, it's much more fun to have all of my friends here  cheering me on!!  Thank you!  Thank you!  

April 16, 2017

The Start of a Beautiful Friendship

Playing in the sand along the banks of the Merced river in Yosemite at the ripe age of 10, I confided in my cousin that I wanted to be a Congresswoman.  "Why?" she asked me.  "Because I have ideas to help people."  I replied with confidence.  

Today, I begin that journey in the very district where that conversation took place.  And after a lifetime of of lessons in academia and the school of hard knocks, my ideas are more refined, practical and strategic, but I've never lost site of my goal: helping my community and my country.    

Now there is an urgency to my childhood dream.  Tom McClintock, the incumbent in this district, which includes Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and much of California's natural beauty, is proposing legislation that would jeopardize and exploit the natural resources of the district.  He sits on the natural resources committee, so holds a great deal of influence over the use of America's lands.  If McClintock stays in power much longer, our natural splendor will be sullied. I want my future children to be able to shove chubby hands into the sparkling sand and crystal clear waters of Yosemite's rivers and dream big dreams, inspired by the boundless splendor of California's wilderness. 

April 13, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Judith Silva endorsed

    “I support Jessica Morse because she is knowledgeable and experienced in government work. She has the righ attitude about getting to the source of a problem to find the correct resolution.”

  • Melissa Mead endorsed

    “The first time I heard Jessica Morse speak, I was taken aback by her passion to be a servant leader to our district. She has the experience we need in Congress - someone who knows and understands global issues & who knows and loves our district. I know the real deal when I see it, and Jessica Morse is the leader we need for true representation in California's 4th district.”

  • Erica Voetsch endorsed

    “I had never been inspired to get involved in the political process until I discovered Jessica's passion for this district and public service. She will bring real representation to our community!”

  • Joanne and Ken Knapp endorsed

  • Lisa Schmidt endorsed

    “I attended a fund raiser at close friend's house last night and met Jessica for the first time. There were about 20 of us there and she wowed us all! She's thoughtful and experienced, but more importantly she convinced me she believes we can all, Bay Area liberals and rural conservatives, can work together!”

  • Susan Maletsky endorsed

  • Teri Olsson endorsed

    “Her 10 years of leadership experience and her confidence are what it will take to defeat our do-nothing congressman.”

  • Martin Neft endorsed

  • cynthia shallit endorsed

    “We need a representative who will fight for the needs of this district, like fire protection, well water and most importantly ....health care. McClintock would let the feds take away millions in health care money for us who need it in District 4. And Jessica lives IN the district.”

  • Ed endorsed

    “I endorse Jess Morse because she is the real deal. She has the work ethic, the skill set and the experience to do the job and make changes that will support her district, the country and the world!”

  • Susan Ishimaru endorsed

  • granville amundsen endorsed

  • Steve Batie endorsed

    “I think she can beat McClintock, and be an outstanding representative.”

  • Nick Sheridan endorsed

  • ted morse endorsed

  • Kim Monson endorsed

  • Kim Monson endorsed

    “I was extremely impressed with how she handled herself at our meet and greet in Mariposa County. Jessica was intelligent and knowledgeable, and has a great background. Most importantly, she'll support the people of our district, unlike McClintock.”

  • Gail Flynn endorsed

    “I endorse Jessica Morse, because she has deep roots to our land and at the same time a vast vision of our global struggles.”

  • Mae Harms endorsed

    “Jessica Morse has the viewpoints and the skills to best represent us in congress.”

  • Mae Harms endorsed

    “She will work for progressive values in district 4 and she can beat the McClintock.”

  • Dana Lee endorsed

  • Deb Wickersham endorsed

    “I have heard of Jessica's travels and work for several years. As I look at the list of her experience, I think she will bring a great skill-set to Congress to make a difference. The fact that she has lived in this district and has traveled and met so many different people is another plus for me!”

  • RICHARD K. WIERSBA endorsed

  • Stewart Feldman endorsed

    “Jessica Morse has the unique background to work for us in Washington, DC. She holds a strong commitment to serve ALL of her district and fully utilize her skills to break the logjam in Congress. We need a Congress Member who lives in and supports this District.”

  • Maureen Valli endorsed

  • Sarah Jaffe endorsed

  • Jonathan Huston endorsed

  • Meggan Madden endorsed

    “I support Jessica Morse because she shares my values of problem-solving community needs through pragmatic and objective solutions. I agree with her ideas to create economic opportunity by supporting sustainable development, job training, and education for local needs.”

  • John R. Schroeder endorsed

  • Elizabeth V Forrester endorsed