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Jay is a former mayor of Fitchburg, and was elected in 2009.
Previously, Jay had served on the Fitchburg Common Council for almost 16 years. Here are some of the ways he have served Fitchburg:
Council President
Chair of the Finance Committee
Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee
Chair of the North McGaw Park Neighborhood Plan Steering Committee
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
Architectural Control Commission
Bargaining Team for union contracts
Broadband Telecommunications Committee
Fitchrona EMS Commission
Northeast Neighborhood Land Use Committee
Personnel Committee
Park Commission
Plan Commission
Police and Fire Commission
TIF District Advisory Committee
...and numerous other City committees.
Jay has also served the community in a number of other ways:
Current President of the Fitchburg Days Committee
Memorial Day Commemoration organizer and participant
Veteran's Day Commemoration organizer and participant
Volunteer at Meriter Hospital
Member of the East Fitchburg Neighborhood Association
Member of the Quarry Hill Neighborhood Association
Jay is also a member of the Dane County Rail Transit Commission

Jay is the owner of a Fitchburg-based small business, Appliance Service Pros, which was started in 1997. Appliance Service Pros is one of the founding members of the Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce, and continues to be a President's Club member.