"The first thing we both noticed about Jasmine is that she is an incredible listener. She made us feel comfortable and at ease: We actually didn’t know she owned a cellphone because we never saw her check it. She was always completely engaged in our presence, and we have observed this when she is with others, too. It is a trait that is becoming more scarce, and we think her listening ability will help her transition from an effective social leader to a political leader."
"As the child of a single working mom, she relates to people from all walks of life without any pretense. She has a strong background in working with underserved communities, and we believe this needs to be strengthened with the commissioners."
"As founder and director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, she has demonstrated leadership and fluency in LGBT issues across the Southeast. This experience and her personal story have made her fluent in other issues, such as ending childhood poverty, building healthy communities and shaping economic growth." - Susan McDowell and Adam Griffith
You can read their full letter in the Mountain Xpress here.