Officers


Chair


Jen Tierney


Jen’s a professional, and it shows. She served four years as chair of the JCC Dems, and is a member of the Virginia Democratic Central Committee for the 2nd Congressional District. As a professional political consultant, she’s worked in more than 75 campaigns, many in California, developing direct mail, producing radio and TV, managing staff and budgets and providing strategic direction. She provided strategic assistance to Monty Mason, Mike Mullin, Jim Icenhour and John McGlennon in their campaigns here. During her tenure as JCC Chair, both membership and operating budget doubled.


1st Vice Chair for Williamsburg


Stacy Kern-Scheerer


Stacy is an attorney who helped draft legislation on Capitol Hill, included parts of the Affordable Care Act who now teaches at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William and Mary. She served as elections coordinator for the Williamsburg Democratic Committee since May, organizing volunteers to staff the polls, acting as liaison to the candidates’ campaigns, and working to strengthen relationships with the William & Mary Young Democrats and JCC Dems.


1st Vice Chair for James City County


Christine Payne


Christine’s passion for politics was ignited by the Sandy Hook tragedy in her native Connecticut. She’s a nurse with an MBA in Healthcare, and volunteered with Moms Demand Action and the Hillary Clinton campaign before working in the Ralph Northam and Mike Mullin campaigns and serving as staging location director for the Virginia Coordinated Campaign this fall. She is a member of many area progressive groups, including Common Ground, Williamsburg Indivisible Group, Williamsburg James City Indivisible and Peninsula Indivisible.  


2nd Vice Chair for Media and Communications


MK Sizemore


MK brings her career experience in community newspapers and film/multimedia to keeping WJCC Dems informed and motivated. She’s a founding member of Common Ground, a group formed after the Women’s March 2017 to continue involvement by march participants. She helped coordinate progressive groups in shared ads and campaigns during the 2017 election, the March for Our Lives and
more. She also served as canvass captain for the Virginia Coordinated campaign.

 ​2nd Vice Chair for Campaigns


Jeannette Potter


Jeannette is a stalwart campaigner and a founder of Williamsburg James City County Indivisible, which hosted fundraisers and meet-and-greet events for many 2017 candidates. She was events coordinator for Kelly DeLucia in her run for the Virginia House of Delegates 96th district, and serves as precinct captain for Powhatan D. She worked as a school teacher in challenging environments, including teaching youth in juvenile detention.


2nd Vice Chair for Membership and Outreach


Virginia Wertman


Gin’s experience in data wrangling has paid off big dividends for the committee already – she has organized our contacts list by precinct and made sure we have correct phone and address info for our subscribers.  Her passion for accurate, timely, and accessible data developed over a 40 year professional career in data management and technology-- as Director of Data Services at Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates, as Director of the National Alliance of Business Clearinghouse, and  as a senior staff member in both the Office of Internal Audit and the Technology Department of the International Monetary Fund.


2nd Vice Chair for Finance


​Carlton Stockton


Carlton has lived in Williamsburg for 17 years, serving the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg Landing, Two Rivers Country Club and Town Bank. He graduated from the Kennedy School at Harvard and studied at Harvard Business School and the Sloan School at MIT. He has been active in the James City County Dems for many years.


2nd Vice Chair for Hospitality and Events


Steve Griesinger


Steve brings 40 years of experience in restaurant and bar ownership to creating events that bring Democrats together, especially from the county’s more rural areas.  He’s organized and cooked for three annual Dems picnics for over 100 people.  Even more important, he led efforts to staff polls in Stonehouse District in the past two election cycles – areas where the Dems had previously not staffed polling places.


2nd Vice Chair for Technology


Jakob Stalnaker


Jakob is a third year law student and Election Law Fellow at William and Mary.  He majored in applied mathematics and government at W&M and served as President of the W&M Young Dems. He’s worked with voter data in campaigns for Tim Kaine, Terry McAuliffe and Monty Mason, and designs websites with programming experience in Python and JavaScript. 


Secretary


Lorraine Price


Lorraine served as secretary for the JCC Dems for four years. She volunteers in food recovery efforts for the Grove Christian Outreach Center and tutors English language learners at Literacy for Life. She served 10 years as president of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Million March to Prevent Gun Violence, marched in the Womens March in Washington in 2017 and has headed up the Democrats and Independents in Governor’s Land for the past 13 years.


​Treasurer


Jim Icenhour


Jim’s the guy who brings signs, puts up tents, canvasses door to door in 90-plus degree heat and works tirelessly for Dems in James City County. He is a retired Air Force officer and a retired Delta Airlines captain. He’s newly re-elected to the James City County Board of Supervisors; he previously served 2006-09 and 2010-13 before his district was gerrymandered. Undaunted, he set out to knock every door in his new district, and won this fall by a substantial margin.