Ally Letsky

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & STRATEGIST

"We’re living in a society, people! Let’s be a little more kind and civil."

Background

I was born abroad but raised in a town of 184 people in the middle of Missouri, which is why I am so passionate about helping democrats create change in more rural areas of the country. My first campaign was in 2004 in Kansas City and I’ve enjoyed all of the places that campaigning has taken me – from being on the Obama for America direct mail team in Chicago to managing a campaign in Nashville to managing the Direct Mail Program for Hillary for America in New York. Life hasn’t been all politics though, early in my career I ran a literacy program and started a collegebound program at a community center in Kansas City before teaching 2nd and 4th grades in Kansas City’s Public Schools. Perfect experience for working in politics.

First Job

Prepping food and washing dishes in a restaurant at the age of 14.

Career Highlights

Watching Hillary Clinton become the Democratic Presidential nominee on June 6, 2016. Most recently, being part of Wendy Gooditis’ successful seat flip in Virginia.

Guiding Principles

The Golden Rule: treat others as you want to be treated. We’re living in a society, people! Let’s be a little more kind and civil.

Inspiration

My former students, who each have such a resilient and triumphant spirit, when often facing really difficult circumstances.

Giving Back

I started a collegebound program and a memorial scholarship in Kansas City that’s still going strong. When in DC, I volunteer with children living in homelessness and mentor young women in the campaign world.

Outside Interests

Road trips, documentaries, greeting cards, stand up comedy

Favorite Band

Garth Brooks

Favorite Sport/sports Team

Kansas City Royals – having suffered through many losing seasons, it was the thrill of a lifetime to be at their winning World Series game in 2015 in New York City

Favorite Food

Cold cereal