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 Senior Fundraising Associate 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jacob Sher

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Jacob Sher is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. He started in politics in 2019 as an intern for 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, Common Defense, and Be A Hero. He currently lives in Chicago, IL. In his free time, he jump ropes, plays with his cats and dog, and watches The Good Place and Brooklyn 99.

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    Celeste Alexander

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Celeste Alexander is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. She first became passionate about politics in high school while learning about the racial equality gaps people of color face in the United States, including police brutality and immigration issues. Celeste continued to study these issues at the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in political science and sociology. She has since worked with Be A Hero, working on fundraising events, and on Kina Collins’ Campaign for Congress in various fundraising roles. When she is not working Celeste enjoys playing the cello and practicing for various performances, cooking, and going to the beach. She resides in Los Angeles, CA.


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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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    Caroline Lowe

    Senior Fundraising Associate

    Caroline Lowe is a Senior Fundraising Associate at Left Rising. She attended the Savannah College of Art & Design and worked in fashion marketing in New York City before quitting her job and moving back in with her parents to intern for Dan McCready’s special election campaign in 2019. Caroline went on to work on Senate and House campaigns in North Carolina and Arizona. She is particularly passionate about voting rights and campaign finance reform, but also loves styling candidates and advising on branding and visuals. In her free time, Caroline enjoys hiking, online shopping, making cocktails, and playing the New York Times crossword. She currently resides in Phoenix, AZ.


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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.