Susan Jester

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Susan Jester

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A versatile community relations, political and organizational specialist with 32 years of successful experience in the research, development and implementation of policy, programs and new initiatives in the public, private, political and non-profit sector.

Susan Jester is the founder of AIDS Walk San Diego, she was the first openly LGBT San Diego City Commissioner, appointed in 1983, created the first Police Liasion Commission, was the national events manager for the Human Rights Campaign in DC, was Executive Director of Stonewall 25 and served 3 New Jersey Governors at the NJ Affordable Housing Agency developing several programs for the HIV Community. She currently serves on the Sheriff's LGBT Advisory Council and is President of the Log Cabin Republican Club of San Diego County. Susan was recently appointed to Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Transition Team, San Diego One. Susan is a retired political consultant and a tireless ongoing activist for LGBT Equality