BRIDGING THE GAP TO
Safety, Equity and Justice in the
16th Judicial District
Let's drive Kenton County forward together
My work as a rehabilitation counselor allowed me the experience of working with individuals battling drug and alcohol addiction and struggling with learning disabilities or mental health disorders; the majority of repeat offenders struggle with one or more of these issues. My opponent has shown that he is unequipped to manage these individuals and does not understand their needs, creating an atmosphere that puts our community at risk.
As a former football player for the University of Kentucky, I learned the incredible value of teamwork and how to work well with people from different backgrounds to accomplish a common goal. My opponent is out of touch with the needs of the community and does not understand what equity for the people of Kenton County looks like.
As a practicing attorney and former executive director of a state civil rights office, I have represented a wide variety of clients, ranging from small business owners to victims of civil rights violations. In every situation, I have made it a point of emphasis to ensure my clients are treated with civility and respect and that the law is properly applied in every situation regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or disability.
A trusted leader and a strong voice
Jamir was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He attended Archbishop Riordan High School and was a two-sport athlete in football and basketball. He had much success in both sports, leading his team to a West Catholic Athletic Leauge title for the first time in the school's history in football and helping his team win a state championship for the first time in school history for basketball. He then earned a football scholarship to the University of Kentucky as a Tight End. He graduated from the university in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.
Shortly after graduation, he entered graduate school at the University of Kentucky. He studied Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, and while in graduate school was elected president of the student association. He was awarded his Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky in December 2008.
Jamir was then hired at Serra High School in San Mateo, California as a Guidance Counselor and Diversity Coordinator. While working full time at Serra High School, Jamir attended University of San Francisco School of Law. During his time in law school, he interned with the California Office of the Attorney General and held clerkships with both Judge Monica Wiley and Judge Richard Kramer of the San Francisco Superior Court. He completed his Juris Doctor Degree in December of 2013.
In May of 2015, he was elected to the position of Union Representative for Local 2240, American Federation of Teachers. In 2016 Jamir was appointed by the Governor of Kentucky to the position of Executive Director of the Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.