Jackson Rees joined the IATSE as Assistant Director of the Political/Legislative Department in April of 2020. He brings with him a strong background in political campaigns and fundraising.
Jackson got his start working on the Kamala Harris and Patty Judge Senate campaigns in California and Iowa respectively. Following the 2016 elections, he moved to Washington, D.C. and joined the Katz Watson Group, a political fundraising firm where he had the pleasure of working for many Democratic candidates, non-profits, and causes.
During his time at the Katz Watson Group, Jackson began engaging with labor organizations, working closely with union advocates and gaining a deeper understanding of their priorities. The more he managed the labor portfolios of clients, the more he felt called to join the labor movement and the fight alongside workers and their families. His transition to the IATSE was a natural one, as he comes from an IA family. His father, Kim Rees, is a Production Designer in the commercial film industry and proud member of the Art Directors Guild (Local 800).
Jackson assists Political/Legislative Director, Tyler McIntosh in working to elect pro-worker candidates, secure legislative relief and protections for behind-the-scenes entertainment workers, and support IATSE U.S. locals in undertaking their own political efforts. He is a proud brother of the IATSE Associated Crafts and Technicians.