|First Appearance||"Campaign Shake-Up"|
Jennifer Barkley is a political whiz from Washington that was brought in as a campaign manager by Nick Newport, Sr. to help his son Bobby Newport win the city council election against Leslie Knope. According to Jennifer, the Newports are paying her $250,000 for six weeks of work. At the end of the City Councilman election in Season 4, she offers Ben Wyatt a job in Washington, D.C. working with the Barkley Group, helping out with Congressman Murray's election.
While Leslie and Jen initially had an adversarial relationship, they eventually became more cordial.