Jason Bennett first plunged into politics when he interned at US Senator Patty Murray’s office in the spring of 1997. Shortly following the internship, Jason accepted a position in the Washington State Legislature with the office of State Rep. Jeff Morris. Nearly two years later, Jason caught the campaign bug and moved over to the House Democratic Campaign Committee as their Operations Director where he helped secure the majority for House Democrats in Nov. 2001.
In early 2005, he decided to form Argo Strategies. In his spare time, Jason has served on the Seattle Mayor’s Citizens Technology and Telecommunications Advisory Board, was an elected Queen Anne Community Councilmember and was a “site restoration steward” for Pipers Creek in Carkeek Park. He has served on the boards of Equal Rights Washington, the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington, the Young Democrats of Washington, and the 36th District Democrats. Jason also served as Executive Director for the Institute for a Democratic Future. Jason has been honored with the 2010 Magnuson Award by the Washington State Democrats for “Democrat of the Year,” the Young Democrats of Washington’s 2006 “Half Lifetime Achievement Award, Aristotle’s “Dream Team for Compliance” Award, and more than 30 Reed, Pollie, and Goldie Awards for his campaign work.
Juliana Da Cruz
Juliana da Cruz operates as finance and compliance director at Argo Strategies. She first joined the Argo team as an intern in 2016. After a successful legislative campaign and a lot of data entry, she caught the campaign bug and has stayed ever since. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a minor in English.
Prior to joining Argo as an associate, Juliana interned for State Senator Jamie Pedersen and Congressman Denny Heck. She also studied abroad in Greece and spent a summer volunteering at an Otolarynogology clinic in rural Bolivia.
Juliana lives in Ballard and is a dog enthusiast.
Jessica was born and raised in the South Sound. She attended Tacoma Community College and the University of Washington Tacoma where she received her BASW and MSW degrees. She began her professional career working in community organizing around social justice issues, particular those impacting women and the LGBTQ community. In 2009 she helped organize field work for the Approve Referendum 71 Campaign, which successfully secured domestic partnership benefits for same sex couples.
Shortly after, she was hired as Campaign Manager for Laurie Jinkins in her first race for Washington State House of Representatives and later served as her Legislative Aide. In 2013, she was hired as the Development Director for YWCA Pierce County where she has worked for the past six years.
She is currently a board member of South Sound Women’s Leadership, a Political Action Committee committed to electing progressive women in the Pierce County area and working to end and prevent sexual harassment in politics.
Sam was called into political organizing after an energetic college-career building mentorship initiatives for students of color and at-risk youth. Currently promoting academic success among communities of color as the Alumni Association President of SAAB National, Sam holds a BS in Biology and a BA in Anthropology both with emphasis in biological, and political scientific research. In addition to his research and diversity background, Sam has served on historical races ranging from the re-elections of Speaker Pro Tem, Rep. John Lovick, and Rep. Cindy Ryu, to the nation-wide presidential campaign of US Senator Elizabeth Warren. Most recently, you could find Sam hosting a broad spectrum cutting edge political fundraisers and virtual events for elected leaders across Washington state. Friends, colleagues, and allies know Sam to be an enthusiastic and highly collaborative organizer who works to build upon his larger vision of a more inclusive, equitable, and environmentally sustainable future.
Compliance and Campaign Assistant
Indiana (Indie) Lau is a budding entrepreneur who believes that businesses play a significant role in supporting communities and helps strengthen the social fabric. She maintains an online business where a fraction of her profits are donated to various nonprofit organizations that support social justice issues prevalent today. Indie is also a rising junior at Occidental College majoring in Diplomacy and World Affairs and minoring in Public Health. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she plans to go to law school.
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