ABOUT THE CANDIDATE

Jack W Heinemann

BATTLE BORN & DRIVEN TO SERVE OTHERS

Jack Warren Heinemann was born in the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nevada. The grandson of a Filipino immigrant and the son of two restaurant managers, Jack's well aware of what service truly means to others and why it truly matters to our nation.

Jack's dedication to public service came at age eleven when a neighbor took him to a presidential rally. The electricity in the air, the energy of the crowd, and the passion his community members shared for the betterment of his home state and country ignited his passion for public service. Since then, politics and community service have been the main focal point of his life.

Since middle school, Jack has served on boards, volunteered at food banks, worked on local and national political campaigns, and even ran for office himself.

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FROM RUNNING FOR STUDENT COUNCIL TO RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

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While serving as his high school's student body president, Jack saw the immense need for leadership and youth voice in our school district. So, at 18 years old, he declared his candidacy for the Washoe County School Board. However, shortly after that declaration, the COVID-19 Pandemic turned society upside down. Yet, Jack persisted, campaigning vigorously on social media, fundraising by phone, and safely passing out flyers in neighborhoods. He outworked and out-fundraised his opponents, which community leaders noticed. As a result, Jack received numerous endorsements from leaders on national, state, and local fronts. Although he lost in the primaries, he became the youngest person in Washoe County to receive more than 2,000 votes in an election, paving the way for more young people to run for office!

Jack didn't go home and give up. After his loss, he still showed up at board meetings and community events, advocating for students, educators, parents, and community members. In addition, he remained active in politics and campaigned for local candidates that worked hard for their constituents. 

He became a substitute teacher and sought to resolve the district's massive shortage. As a result, Jack brought day-to-day change and relief to our schools. But, he also faced the growing issues and problems educators across the country face.
 

CONTINUED PERSISTENCE TO SERVE

Jack would often bring that perspective to the school board meetings. So, when vacancies opened, even in a contentious, sometimes unsafe, environment for school boards, Jack applied for those seats in 2020 and 2021. He received a letter from over 100 district educators endorsing him for the vacancy. He also received endorsements from the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council and the Washoe Educators’ Union. Although Jack was unsuccessful, the board continued to select Jack as the runner-up candidate, becoming the youngest person in the state to be considered for an elected position vacancy. 
 
In addition to his public service work, Jack graduated early from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis on Law & Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. 

Currently, Jack is the Chair of the South Washoe Democrats. He also serves on the City of Reno Ward 2 Neighborhood Advisory Board, the Washoe Democrats Central Committee, and the McGeorge School of Law Student Bar Association Alumni Committee. 

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JACK NEEDS OUR HELP!

He is now running for Section B’s 1L Representative at McGeorge. Jack wants to foster an atmosphere of where voices are heard and amplified. He’ll work day and night to ensure you’re being heard and listened to. After all, as Jack says; “I’m not running for section me - I’m running for section B”.