Jay Whitman
Jay Whitman
Name: Jay Whitman
Status: Alive
Birthplace: Connecticut
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Affiliation: US State Department
Marital status: Married
Spouse(s): Abby
Children: Chloe Elizabeth Whitman (daughter)
Played by: Sebastian Arcelus
Seasons: 3
Appears in: 1 series, 3 seasons
First appeared: Pilot

Jay Whitman is the Chief of Staff and former Policy Adviser to United States Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord.


Early Life Edit

He was born in Connecticut. His family moved to Dallas, Texas when he was a child.

Career Edit

He worked for Governor Lockwood when he was running for his first campaign as Mayor of Galveston, Texas during his college days; they still remain close friends to this day.

Before Elizabeth McCord became US Secretary of State, Whitman worked as a Policy Advisor for Vincent Marsh. He continued his position within the US State Department after Marsh's death. He told Elizabeth that he wanted to work for the White House eventually.

He was almost fired from his job after a leaked private email of his became public in which he insulted the French Foreign Minister Dubois. He recommended Elizabeth to fire him to which Elizabeth responded that she doesn't have time and that she didn't know anyone who could do his job. After things settled down, Jay was prepared to give Elizabeth his letter of resignation which Elizabeth rejected because Elizabeth thinks he is good at his job.

Jay and Elizabeth's work relationship improves to the extent that after the departure of Nadine Tolliver, Elizabeth chooses Jay to be her new Chief of Staff.

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