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 the past three years. She is a member of many area progressive groups, including Common Ground, Williamsburg Indivisible Group, Williamsburg James City Indivisible and Peninsula Indivisible.  She successfully completed the 2019 Political Leaders Program at Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership. 

 ​2nd Vice Chair for Campaigns

Camilla Buchanan

Camilla and her partner Deb Hill have been Democratic campaign stalwarts in Williamsburg for many  years. Camilla is an avid cyclist, retired obstetrician-gynecologist and member of the adjunct faculty at William and Mary's department of kinesiology, inspiring young minds in the areas of epidemiology; maternal, neonatal and child health; and global health.  She's a board member at Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center, a community-based safety net health clinic in Williamsburg, and a member of the MAO Kenya Board of Directors, an organization that strives to improve education and community health in Kenya. 

2nd Vice Chair for Membership and Outreach

Ginny 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. Known as the Postcard Queen, Gin has wrangled thousands of postcards handwritten by volunteers to voters in 2018 and 2019.

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 in 2017 and 2019.

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.


Gerald Mitchell

A year ago, we didn't know Gerald, and now we don't know how we managed without him.  His decision to run a spirited campaign for Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff took him to community groups and churches throughout the area, earned him a solid second-place finish and, we hope, will encourage him to run again for public office here. He's a Navy veteran with extensive experience in law enforcement, anti-terrorism and tactical response. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business and public administration and has a small business specializing in investigation and fraud investigation. He is an enthusiastic supporter of veterans causes.  


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.