Jesse Connolly is the campaign manager for NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality, the campaign to protect Maine’s new marriage equality law in the November 3rd referendum.

Connolly is a lifelong Mainer who now lives in South Portland. A respected professional in Maine politics, Connolly served as campaign manager for "Maine Won't Discriminate" in 2005. In that successful campaign, the people of Maine voted by a wide margin to keep sexual orientation in the state's non-discrimination policy.

He also managed Governor Baldacci's re-election campaign in 2006. Most recently, Connolly has served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Hannah Pingree, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Connolly is taking an unpaid leave of absence from the Speaker's office in order to run this campaign.