Jesse Gaines has worked on redistricting issues for his entire Legal career fighting for fair and equitable redistricting lines for Congressional, State Senatorial, State Legislative, City Council, County Commissioner, Tarrant County College, Ft. Worth School Board and Justice of the Peace Electoral Districts. Jesse is currently involved in the Congressional and State Representative redistricting cases in the United States District Court in San Antonio where the original case was filed in July of 2011. The outcome of this case will determine whether or not an additional Minority Opportunity Congressional District will be created in North Texas. He consults with government entities and represents if necessary Groups in Texas who have been the victims of unfair electoral redistricting schemes.
Jesse has already started gearing up for the 2020 redistricting process which will be the first since section (a) of the 1965 Voting Rights Act were declared unconstitutional. Jesse Currently served on the Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Sports Authority and
the Executive Committee of the Fort Worth, Tarrant County Branch of the NAACP. He Chairs the Legal Redress Committee and is a member of the Texas State Conference of NAACP Branches Legal Redress Committee.
Jesse is a graduate of California State University at Dominquez Hills and the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, California. He also attended Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles, California and is a graduate of Dallas Baptist
University Police Academy. He has taken seminary extension courses in theology at South Western Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Jesse is married to local attorney Gwinda L. Burns.