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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    Julia Eddy

    Fundraising Director

    Julia Eddy is a Fundraising Director at Left Rising. Prior to Left Rising she was the Finance Director for Jess King for Congress in Lancaster, PA. She’s passionate about professional development and helping people transition from non-profit or private sector work to campaigns, especially in finance. When she’s not working she’s cooking, making cocktails, or working on projects on her houseboat. She currently lives in Washington D.C.

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    Aarica Marsh

    Fundraising Director

    Aarica Marsh is a Fundraising Director at Left Rising. Aarica got her start in politics on Abdul El-Sayed’s 2018 campaign for Governor in Michigan. Since then, she has worked with progressives in local, state, and national campaigns on a wide variety of strategies, including field, fundraising, and communications. Before entering politics, Aarica worked for more than a decade in the food service industry which cultivated her love of food and also her desire to help elect more working-class leaders. Aarica is a first-generation graduate from the University of Michigan. She currently lives in Detroit, MI with her partner and their four cats.

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    Evan Barker

    Fundraising Director

    Evan Barker is a Fundraising Director at Left Rising. She originally got her start in campaigns as field organizer. She has since worked in nearly every fundraising capacity on U.S. House Congressional races. In the 2018 cycle, she worked as Senior Campaign Strategist at the PCCC. Since joining Left Rising in 2020, Evan was the Finance Director on Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez’s campaign for US Senate in Texas and Andrew Romanoff’s campaign for US Senate in Colorado. She has also consulted for Ady Barkan’s Be A Hero. In her spare time, she plays in a band and rides motorcycles. She currently lives in San Francisco, CA.

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    Alex Haddad

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Alex Haddad is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. Before working in fundraising, Alex worked in human resources and interned for several organizations, including Lake Research, Run for Something, and DCCC. He worked as the Deputy Finance Director on Dana Nessel’s historic campaign for Michigan Attorney General in 2018. In his spare time, Alex loves taking walks to explore different neighborhoods and watching HGTV. He earned his Bachelors degree from Michigan State University and Masters degree from George Washington University. He currently lives in Metro Detroit, MI.

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    Elizabeth Mazorra

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Elizabeth Mazorra is a Senior Fundraising Associate 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. In her spare time, she burns rice and practices Korean and Japanese. Elizabeth currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her overly spoiled dog.

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    Anna LoSecco

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Anna LoSecco is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. She has spent several cycles working as a finance director on multi-million dollar Congressional races for incumbents and challengers across the country. She is particularly passionate about electing more public health professionals into legislative positions up and down the ballot. Her interests include policy based in science and logic, encouraging people to run for office, and exploring Texas’ hill country. Originally from Indiana, Anna now resides in Austin, Texas.
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    Brady James

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Brady James is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. Brady first got his start in Democratic politics as a finance intern at the Democratic National Committee in the 2014 cycle. In the 2016 cycle, Brady worked for the Arizona Democratic Party, and then went on to serve as Deputy Finance Director on two gubernatorial campaigns in the 2018 cycle. Outside of work, Brady loves spending an inordinate amount of time at his Crossfit gym, playing with his dog Harlow, and listening to Dua Lipa on a loop. Brady also serves as a Dallas Steering Committee member for Equality Texas, and is passionate about LGBTQIA+ equality, criminal justice reform, and protecting the environment. Brady earned his associates degree in psychology from Blinn Junior College in 2012, and his Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 2015. He resides in Dallas, Texas.

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    Jayla Gilliam

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Jayla Gilliam is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. Jayla has been a deputy finance director and a finance director on statewide and house races. She is passionate about electing more women of color into legislative positions. When Jayla isn’t working, she enjoys eating, watching Netflix, and playing with her dog Jax. Jayla currently lives in Richmond, VA where she attends graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University.
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    Morgan Fowler

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Morgan is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. She received an Associate’s Degree from BridgeValley Community and Technical College last December where she was mentored by criminal justice expert Deb McDaniel. She decided to continue her education after graduation and will graduate with a BAS in Criminal Justice from West Virginia University this coming Spring. She struck an interest in politics during the 2018 cycle when she came across a video of a congressional candidate on the picket line with the Communication Workers of America, which her father was a member of for most of her life. She went on to volunteer for Richard Ojeda’s congressional campaign and quickly moved through the ranks to become his Deputy Finance Director. From there, she went on to work as a Finance Director on a short bid presidential campaign and two United States Senate races. Morgan is a mother of a brilliant little girl, and recently adopted a German Shepherd named Ruthie. She currently resides in West Virginia and spends her free time boating, participating in community activist events, and umpiring youth softball for the local high schools.