Our Team

We have been finance directors on progressive campaigns up and down the ballot.

  • Connor Farrell

    Connor Farrell

    CEO & Founder

    Connor Farrell is the CEO and Founder of Left Rising. He started his career in politics in 2013 working as a finance associate on a congressional campaign in Michigan. In the years since, he’s been the finance director for Abdul El-Sayed’s campaign for Governor, and led the finance teams for Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel as well as the successful statewide voting rights ballot proposal, Proposal 3.

    Connor oversees Left Rising’s work with every single campaign and organization. He studied political science at the University of Chicago and has an MBA from Western Michigan University. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis with his fiancée, cooking, and trying to play piano.

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    Taeka Haraguchi

    Fundraising Director

    Taeka Haraguchi is a Fundraising Director at Left Rising. Taeka got her start in politics at Democracy Now! and the PCCC in 2014. She has since worked on municipal, statewide, and federal campaigns In several capacities including Finance Director for No IDC NY’s successful challenge to 6 GOP-aligned Democratic legislators, and Finance Director for Tiffany Cabán’s historic campaign for Queens District Attorney. She lives in arguably the world’s greatest city, New York City, and accordingly is three parts bodega bagels and coffee. She hopes to master how to make an omelette one day. She believes passionately in the fight for a dignified life for all with a Green New Deal and decarcerating our country.
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    Blake Thompson

    Fundraising Director

    Blake Thompson is a Fundraising Director at Left Rising. Blake got his start in politics as an intern for Senator Jon Tester in 2012 while a student at the University of Montana. In the years since, he has worked on campaigns in South Carolina, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Montana, New York, Missouri, and Kentucky. Most recently, Blake served as the finance director for Congressman Mondaire Jones and Lucas Kunce’s US Senate Campaign. Outside of politics, Blake enjoys exploring the mountains and lakes of beautiful Montana, where he currently resides. He can be found gardening, throwing pottery, or soaking in a natural hot spring.

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    Jacob Sher

    Fundraising Director

    Jacob Sher is a Fundraising Director at Left Rising. He started in politics in 2019 on a House of Delegates campaign in Virginia. Since joining Left Rising in May 2020, he’s worked with Andrew Romanoff and Lucas Kunce’s US Senate campaigns, Congresswomen Jasmine Crockett and Cori Bush’s campaigns, Be A Hero, and local candidates around the country. He currently lives in Washington, DC. In his free time, Jacob enjoys writing, jump roping, reading about urbanism, playing with his cats, and watching Succession or The Good Place.

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    Elizabeth Mazorra

    Operations Manager

    Elizabeth Mazorra is the Operations Manager at Left Rising. Elizabeth first began learning about progressive politics and policies while teaching English in South Korea. She is an alumna of Movement School and was the Finance Director for Victoria Burton-Harris for Wayne County Prosecutor in Michigan. Elizabeth is passionate about education and supports candidates who focus on investing in their communities through improving public school systems and dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. She now provides support to our staff by handling the day to day operations of the company.
    In her spare time, she practices jiu jitsu and spoils her dog. She currently lives in Central New Jersey.

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    Bridget Kenney

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Bridget Kenney is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. She received her BA in Communications from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, and went on to get her start in politics as a marketing intern at the DNC in 2017. After moving back to Syracuse, she worked as call time manager for Dana Balter’s campaign which led to her working with local candidates and building campaign foundations. Bridget enjoys astrology, Survivor, making Spotify playlists, and watching Chelsea FC matches. She currently lives in Washington D.C.

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    Sean Moriarty

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Sean Moriarty is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. He has worked for progressive Democratic candidates on the local, state, and federal levels across the South. He got his start as an organizer, had a brief stint as a social media manager, and since 2018 has worked to raise millions of dollars for Democratic candidates. He is deeply passionate about health justice and affordable housing. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and baking, college football, mystery novels, old films, and spoiling his chihuahua, Tilly. Sean is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A native Tennessean, he currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA.

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    Gray Davidson Carroll

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Gray Davidson Carroll is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. Their first memories of political activism are of boarding a bus to D.C. as an eleven-year-old to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. They got their start in fundraising between the ages of 14-18, as part of an entirely youth-led activism group that staged circus performances to benefit local and national organizations including Planned Parenthood and Nuestras Raíces, and subsequently ran the Boston Marathon as part of the fundraising team for the Make A Wish Foundation.
    They are a 2022 Public Health Scholar at Columbia University and an MPH candidate in Community Health Education at UMass Amherst. In their free time they love writing and reading poetry, running, long-distance swimming and consuming hot chocolate at all times of the year. They live in Amherst, Massachusetts.