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Let's drive District 65 forward together
District 65 residents need attainable workforce opportunities, which means getting the right information for the right job at the right time. During his tenure at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Jamir developed programs that put real opportunities in the hands of Kentuckians.
With the right experience and the right knowledge, Jamir will help to ensure the Brent Spence Bridge issues are addressed with northern Kentuckians at the heart of the discussion, and will see that District 65 takes the lead in training its people to rebuild the area's rapidly aging infrastructure.
Jamir holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Juris Doctor Degree. He will work knowledgeably with state leaders and researchers to bring about preventative measures and practical solutions to District 65 as we face very real issues created by the U.S. opioid epidemic.
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.