Bay City by Choice

About Jesse Dockett


Jesse & Laura Dockett

Jesse and Laura Dockett with their dog, Molly.

Jesse Dockett is committed to making Bay City a brighter place for everyone.

Jesse was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and his parents moved to Bay County when he was very young. They had a dream of buying broken and tired houses, fixing them up, and selling them. Growing up, Jesse moved all over Bay County. From Pinconning to Monitor Township. From the West Side of Bay City into Essexville. He’s also lived in Kawkawlin, Linwood, and Bangor.

From his mother, a graphic designer, Jesse learned the skills needed to improve a house to make it into a home. From his father, a union carpenter, he learned the skills needed to fix the structure and other underlying elements of a house. All of those home renovations taught Jesse dedication to a project regardless of difficulty and the value of hard work.

Jesse attended Western High school in Auburn followed by Saginaw Valley State University where he studied communications and marketing. At a young age, Jesse developed an interest in technology and built his first website at age 14. He knew that’s where he wanted his career to go. Jesse took his marketing and web design talents with him to Ohno Design where he has worked on projects for many clients including NASA, Valley Lutheran High School, and Herman Hiss & Company.

Jesse met his wife, Laura in 2004. In 2015 they married in the sun on a far away beach. Shortly after getting married, as many young people do, Jesse and Laura began considering moving away from Bay City. They looked at many alternatives to Bay City. Places with more work opportunities, warm weather, and lots of sun. While looking at homes near Tampa, Florida, they decided instead to commit to Bay City, but only on the condition that they would do everything that they could to make Bay City into the kind of place where young people want to come to put down their roots.

Jesse will work tirelessly for the people of Bay City. For more information on what Jesse will fight for, please see the ‘Positions’ page.