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Jemille Q. Duncan


Career Milestones

Philadelphia Mayor's Office
Manager of Legislative Affairs

February 2024 - Present

I represent Mayor Cherelle Parker and her cabinet's legislative interests before local lawmakers. I also draft legislation, executive orders, and policy-related speeches and advise on legislative strategy. In this role, I've ensured the passage of dozens of priority pieces of legislation for the Parker Administration.

Philadelphia City Council
Director of Policy and Legislation

June 2021 - February 2024

Having led the policy teams of three Philadelphia City Councilmembers — Bobby Henon (6th District), Cindy Bass (8th District), and now Anthony Phillips (9th District) — I've written over 80 pieces of legislation. Dozens have become law. I coordinated with the Mayor's Office, Department Commissioners, other legislative offices, and government attorneys to advance legislation. I also supervised staff and interns on the policy team.

Greg Scott for PA
Policy Director

February 2022 - January 2023

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 Policy and 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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