Associate Chair and Senior Counselor

Raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Jaime has had a lifetime of firsts.

A first generation college graduate with degrees from Yale University and Georgetown University Law Center, Jaime joined the staff of House Majority Whip James Clyburn. Jaime went on to become the youngest person and first African American to serve as executive director of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus. Later, he was elected the South Carolina Democratic Party’s first African American chair. After a few years working in the private sector, Jaime took on his current role as associate chair and counsel of the Democratic National Committee.

Recently Jaime co-authored his first book, “Climbing the Hill: How To Build A Career In Politics And Make A Difference,” a nonpartisan guide to creating a lasting and impactful career in public service.

Before entering politics, Jaime worked in education serving as chief operations officer and director of program development for the College Summit, a national nonprofit organization that helps low-income students enroll in college. Jaime also taught ninth grade social studies at his high school alma mater.