Nicole Jaconetty’s first foray on the political scene was in a stroller 100 feet from her local Chicago polling place, helping her mom campaign for aldermanic races. Now of eligible voting age, she recalls most of her childhood as spent at Cook County and Illinois Democratic Party events.
With deep electoral experience, especially in Chicago and throughout the Midwest, West Virginia and Colorado, Nicole conducts research and develops messaging for elected officials, candidates for office, and non-profits focused on education advocacy and environmental issues. Some of her most notable former and current clients include Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the City Fund, the Education Trust, the Environmental Defense Fund, Conservation Colorado, Two Peninsulas Research Group, and the Michigan League of Responsible Voters. Nicole is also a lead advisor on The Rocky Mountaineer, GSG and Progress Now Colorado’s collaboration to help progressive leaders and communicators shape the debate on the issues that matter most to Coloradans.
Nicole graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Fordham University, having earned her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Anthropology and her Master’s in Elections and Campaign Management. As a graduate student, she was awarded two Pollies from the American Association of Political Consultants.
When not pursuing her passion for politics, Nicole keeps very active as a certified barre instructor and an Irish dancer – and trains for regional, national, and international Irish dance competitions year-round, including the World Irish Dancing Championships. She is currently ranked 9th in the Mid-America region and 29th in the U.S. and Mexico among dancers over the age of 22.