Meet Jesse

Jesse Purdon understands the American dream. Life has not come easy to him, yet he faced adversity and beat the odds. At only 3 years old, Jesse lost his father to suicide and entered the foster care system. Defeating these hardships and embracing an adoptive family that fought to support him, Jesse learned the meaning of hard work, family values, and personal responsibility.

Working three jobs, Jesse put himself through college at Central Michigan University, where he earned two Bachelor’s Degrees, in both Political Science and Interpersonal & Public Communication. During his time in college, Jesse dedicated himself to the College Republicans, where he served as their president, worked on multiple campaigns, and was named the chair for Mid-Michigan Hispanics for Bush.

After college, Jesse relocated to SWFL where he has devoted himself to public service and advancing conservative principles. Jesse currently serves as Vice Chairman of the City of Bonita Springs Charter Review Committee and as Chairman of the Bonita Springs Outreach Committee. He is also a founding member of the Hispanic Vote PAC of SWFL and was the SE Regional Director for the Young Republican National Federation. In 2016, Jesse was elected to the Florida Delegation to the Republican National Convention and was on the convention floor when Donald J. Trump accepted his nomination as the Republican nominee for President.

An advocate for limited and responsible government, Jesse played an instrumental role in bringing term limits to the Bonita Springs City Council. He successfully fought against tax increases and has been an outspoken proponent for protecting our environment and restoring our water quality. Jesse is a passionate defender of the right to life, our 2nd Amendment rights of self-defense, and securing our borders.

Jesse has worked as Deputy District Director for Congressman Curt Clawson’s office, as Vice President of Public Policy for the Naples Area Board of Realtors, and wrote for the national publication “The Hill Talk” on U.S. and World Politics.

Jesse Purdon was elected to represent District 2 on the Bonita Springs City Council in March of 2020 in a special election and is currently running for reelection.