Kayvon Paul is a rising star in central Jersey politics and already has three successful campaigns under his belt. In 2016, he served as a field-organizing intern for Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. In 2017, he managed a school board ticket that ousted two incumbents in his hometown of Asbury Park, NJ. Later that year, Kayvon served as a staff member for the campaign that led to the election of Vin Gopal— New Jersey’s first Indian-American State Senator, and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and Assemblywoman Joann Downey, Chairwoman of the Human Services Committee.
Following the historic campaign, Kayvon worked at Garden State Equality, which is New Jersey’s largest LGBT interest group that represents over 150,000 members. As the Community Outreach Coordinator of Garden State Equality, Kayvon strengthened community partnerships and grassroots efforts throughout the State by organizing county-wide membership meetings, and assisting with large-scale events and fundraisers. Kayvon also obtained valuable insight as a Research Assistant while working for the accredited Monmouth University Polling Institute where he created datasets for congressional house races across the country for the 2018 midterms. At MBI, Kayvon helps a variety of non-profit clients advocate for their policy goals and navigate the complex political climate and government processes in New Jersey.
Kayvon was featured twice by Insider NJ as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Millennials in New Jersey Politics (2020, 2021). Additionally, Kayvon served as co-chair and founding member for both the Asbury Park Young Democrats and Monmouth University Democrats. In May of 2019, he graduated from Monmouth University cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and is now a J.D Candidate at Rutgers University. In 2020, Kayvon completed an externship with the Honorable Michael A. Shipp, District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey where he assisted with high profile political and regulatory cases.
In his spare time, Kayvon volunteers his time participating in various projects that promote financial literacy, higher education, and mentorship in minority, urban communities in New Jersey.