Jody's Open Road


Campaign Manager
Beto O'Rourke's 2018 Senate Campaign

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”


Business Politics


Exploration Values Determination Talent Struggle


Upholding a Cause and Belief


  • Grew up in Georgia in a lower middle-class family—was driven to get into a good college so she could get a well-paid job to support herself.
  • Attended Georgia State University, with the help of a state scholarship, where she received her bachelor’s degree in management.
  • Worked for GE in a variety of sales and marketing roles for almost 20 years.
  • Admits she has never really been interested in politics, but when she moved to El Paso, TX, she felt there were changes that could be made to make it a great place to raise her family.
  • She started getting actively involved by throwing fundraisers for city council members and “block walking” to raise awareness.
  • Has been friends with Congressman Beto O’Rourke ever since she and her husband had supported him during his victorious congressional campaign.
  • In 2017, she was approached by Congressman O’Rourke to run his campaign for the 2018 United States Senate election in Texas.
  • Says she is dedicated to bringing transparency, accountability, authenticity, and kindness into politics.

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