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Jemille Q. Duncan


Career Milestones

Philadelphia City Council
Director of Policy and Legislation

June 2021 - Present

Having led policy teams for Councilmembers Bobby Henon and Cindy Bass and now Councilmember Anthony Phillips, I've written over 80 pieces of legislation — dozens are now law. I coordinate with the Mayor's Office, Department Commissioners, other Councilmembers, and government attorneys to advance legislation. I also supervise staff and interns on the policy team.

The Philadelphia Citizen

September 2022 - Present

Drawing on my political and governmental expertise, I write a recurring column for the Philadelphia Citizen, covering the Pennsylvania General Assembly, local politics, and social culture. I also attend the Citizen's editorial meetings and advise on their coverage of local politics.

Greg Scott for PA
Policy Director

February 2022 - November 2022

As the senior policy advisor to the candidate, I advised on statewide legislative affairs, crafting his policy platform, and communicating that platform. The candidate's campaign was successful.

UrbEd, Inc.
Director of Research

August 2020 - July 2022

I supervised a team of four people and routinely wrote briefs to update staffers on education-related developments. Some briefs were published in education newspapers and released in social-media-friendly graphics. I also oversaw UrbEd’s education research projects.

Pennsylvania State Senate
Legislative Aide

June 2018 - October 2020

While working for Senator Sharif Street, I authored over a hundred legislative analyses, over eighty letters, and four co-sponsorship memorandums. I also met with numerous special interest groups and drafted several pieces of legislation — one passed with the unanimous consent of the Pennsylvania Senate. For my “effectively analyzed legislation” and being a “fervent advocate for education reform,” I received a citation from the Pennsylvania Senate in 2018.

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