Prior to joining the Lieutenant Governor’s Office as Chief of Staff, Jess served as the Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and headed the office of the Baldwin County legislative delegation. Throughout his government service, he amassed years of experience in working closely with state lawmakers on various public policy programs. As a life-long resident of Alabama, Jess has a passion to provide the citizens of our state with more opportunities, better schools, and a higher standard of ethics in their government. He and his wife, Charlanna, live in Montgomery and have four children.
Connie RoweSenior Advisor to the Lt. Governor
Former Representative Connie Rowe was elected to represent District 13 in the House of Representatives in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018, serving until 2022 when she was appointed as senior advisor to Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth. Rowe previously served as the chief of police of Jasper, where she was the first female to lead the Jasper City Police Department. She was also an investigator for the Walker County District Attorney’s Office and first female investigator for the 14th Judicial Circuit. Rowe and her husband, John, live in Jasper.
Cole WagnerSenate Liaison
Cole serves as the Senate Liaison for the Lieutenant Governor’s Office. He coordinates with members of the Alabama Senate on current legislative matters and works closely with the Lieutenant Governor’s Commission on a 21st Century Workforce. He is a DeKalb County native who enjoys serving the people of Alabama and promoting a better state for its’ citizens. Cole, and his wife Jade, live in Montgomery and have one son.
Charlsi LeeExecutive Assistant
A native of Brantley, Alabama Charlsi Lee comes to the Lieutenant Governor’s Office from the Alabama Senate. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Charlsi started work at the Alabama State House in 1997. She has served in several legislative departments throughout her career in state government. Charlsi and her husband, former Montgomery City Councilman Arch Lee, live in Montgomery and have four children.
June RogersSenior Accountant
June is a veteran of state government and has served as the accountant for several state agencies. She comes to the Lieutenant Governor’s Office having served as the Senior Accountant for then-Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey.
Office of the Lt. Governor of Alabama
11 S Union Street, Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 261-9590