Jennifer Waggoner


Jennifer Waggoner Head Shot: white woman in her 40s with medium red hair
Nature of Involvement: 
Off-Board Leader
Email Address: 
jwaggoner [at]
Local League(s): 

Jenny (nicknamed "JDub") strongly believes in the League’s core values. She is grateful for the opportunities the League offers. The greatest value for her has been the mentors she has found and their encouragement to mentor others through the League.

Current Roles

Jenny currently serves on the Advancement Committee.

Past Roles

She served at the national level on the LWV Constituent Framework & Database Advisory Team for many years. Over the course of a decade, on behalf of the California League, she served several times as the League Easy Web Project Director, working with the national League and state and local Leagues across the country during two periods of significant strategic and programmatic change.

In California, Jenny served as LWVCEF board president from July of 2011 through June of 2014. She joined the LWVCEF board in 2007 as communications director and has taken a leadership role in the use of technology for our organization. She has served on the audit and finance committees, human resources, executive transition team, fundraising (planned giving, major gifts, and annual giving), voter service, communications, and contributes to many others.

She first joined the League in San Francisco in 2001 and has served in many roles, including president, vice president, and budget chair.

Why Did She Join the League?

When Jenny moved to San Francisco she struggled to find unbiased political analysis. For the first time in her life, she considered not voting because she felt so unprepared. "I was horrified: I was in one of the most famously politically active cities in the country, and yet I couldn’t find basic voter information?" Read how the League of Women Voters gave her a place to find that information and environment.

What Does She Do the Rest of the Time?

Jennifer has worked for many years as a consultant, typically in operations, finance and communications for nonprofits and small businesses. She holds a degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College and a Diploma in Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh. She enjoys the flexibility and variety of her work, allowing her to dedicate significant time to the League and to be able to travel. She lives in central San Francisco with her husband, David LaMacchia.