Jeff Rolland, also known as Jéff Rollandé, is a Democratic Party politician based in Hawaii.
Rolland was a Democrat in Power 1.0, based in Nevada. He was the senior Senator from Nevada, and later Governor of Nevada, serving almost continually from December 2016 to March 2017, besides a break in February. During the Sanders/Spencer era of the Democratic Party, Rolland was chosen as Foreman Domai's preferred candidate for Chairman. He was elected as Chairman one day before the Great Rumcode Collapse.
Rolland then retired from the game, to return in June 2017, being elected as a New Deal Alliance Senator in Hawaii. Following the reset that created Power 3.0, Rolland re-branded and was elected as the Democratic Governor of Hawaii in July. He was made the Politburo member for the Pacific region before accidentally moving to Utah, where he failed to gain any traction. He then moved to Delaware at the end of July where he was elected Senator served as Senate Minority Leader.
Rolland defected to the Democratic People's Union at the start of August, before subsequently joining the Green Party, co-founding the Fuck Rumsod Party 2.0, and then joining the Libertarian Party. In this period, Rolland moved to California and challenged Franklin Delano Roosevelt for the governorship. He then re-joined the Democrats, staying in California for a time before moving to Hawaii, and then moving to Kentucky where he won re-election to the Senate. After one term, he was appointed to the cabinet and moved to New Mexico. As his cabinet term drew to a close, he again returned to Hawaii where he served as an interim Secretary of the Treasury.
Rolland joined Power on 28 December 2016 and started in the state of Nevada. He ran for Senate 1 in the first election of Power 1.0 on 30 December, defeating Republican candidate Kyle Jorgensen. His first election in Nevada coincided with the election of Lachlan Duggan as the Democratic Governor. Rolland remained as Senator (in slot 1) until 23 January, succeeded briefly by Smitty McSmitson, but was re-elected on 27 January. He continued to serve in this role until he opted to retire on 4 February. Among his election opponents in this time were Oswald Mosley and Marvin Shkreli.
As a Senator, Rolland authored a bill that banned the death penalty, but it was unsuccessful. He also co-authored a bill that aimed to repeal the repeal of the Civil Rights Acts, which was undertaken by George Wallace . Also, in mid-January, Rolland volunteered to serve as a Deputy Regional Chairman. He was appointed on 17 January and acted as a subordinate to the West regional chairman Chaka Khan. Rolland quit this role effectively on 4 February, but in reality only left the position on 14 February.
Return as Governor
After a hiatus through the month of February, including missing Dick Henry's coup of the Democratic Party, Rolland opted to return on 18 February as Lachlan Duggan was retiring from an unbroken streak as the Democratic Governor of Nevada. Rolland was elected on 22 February, defeating Big Joe in the election. In the next election, he defeated Oswald Mosley. At this time, the alt-Democratic Party formed, led initially by Bernie Sanders but with support from Sandy Weathers and Spencer Martin.
Fighting the coup and party chair
On 6 March, Rolland began a campaign to be elected chair of the Democratic Party as a loyalist to Foreman Domai and HHH. By 14 March, Rolland had 16 chair votes whereas Spencer, who succeeded Sanders as chair, had 22 votes. Many former players logged back in and voted for Rolland. This coincided with the third presidential election, with Domai seeking election as President. On 15 March, Domai was elected as President, and HHH, the now former President, asked Spencer "don't you think President Domai should have his preferred Chairman seeing as he is President and all?" With that, Spencer resigned the office, and Rolland became chairman de jure.
Following this, Rolland was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by HHH as his last act in office. Later on 15 March, Rolland had the votes and became chairman formally. During his brief time as chair, he established a 12 point plan for party unity. He appointed Spencer Martin as Party Communications Manager, Sandy Weathers as National Election Coordinator, Lance Cameron as Senate Minority Leader, and Jim B. Johnson, George Freedom, and Jon Stewart as the Party Funding Triumvirate. He also led the charge on legislation for the establishment of an HHH presidential library.
Retirement and late return
After the Great Rumcode Collapse effectively knocked out Power for a week or so following Domai's election as President, Rolland did not properly return to the game. He remained part of several Discords, including the All Syndicalist Convention and the Black Panther Party Discords. He also adopted the name Abbot Jeff, as Abbot of the Holy Domaiscan Order.
On 3 July, the game was reset, with Rolland re-joining as Jéff Rollandé, again in the state of Hawaii. He was made the Politburo member for the Pacific region on 4 July and was elected as Governor of Hawaii on 7 July. Rolland accidentally moved to Utah on 10 July and spent some time there running for the different races there unsuccessfully. On 27 July, he moved to Delaware to fill the empty Senate seat there, vacating the Pacific region for the South and was elected on 30 July.
On 31 July, he stepped down as the Politburo member for the Pacific to become the Senate Minority Leader for the Democrats. He was Senate Minority Leader for a couple days, working with Raymond in the Whips' Office. He devised a new method of whipping votes on bills and attempted to gain input on the best system to use from sitting Senators, and also the former Democratic Senate Leader, Huey Long.
Defection and madness
On 2 August, Rolland, still an incumbent Senator in Delaware, defected to the Democratic People's Union. He then adopted a new persona, that of Lumpenbourgeoisie. He lost his seat in Delaware in the next election, on 3 August, and along with Peter Piper, left the DPU to join the Green Party as its only two members. Rolland re-adopted his former persona and made plans to help lead the Greens to success. However, the following day, John McAfee logged into one of his alts with higher party power in the Greens and purged both Piper and Rolland.
Following this incident, Rolland was an Independent briefly before re-joining the Greens. Deciding this was pointless, he joined Second Renaissance for a few hours. Rolland then used an existing alt, Captain Not An Alt, to found a new party, called the Fuck Rumsod Party 2.0. Rolland decided to then move to California to challenge the Democratic Chair and incumbent Governor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. A few days later, Rumsod deleted the FRP 2.0, and so Rolland joined the Libertarians along with Peter Piper. In the Libertarians, Rolland continued to challenge FDR for his governorship. After an election of great memes, Rolland re-joined the Democrats.
Sanity restored and cabinet tenure
Rolland remained in California for a period of time, before deciding to move to Hawaii to assist Shubh Sharma and attempt to win a seat against the ASC, who dominated the state. After remaining in the state for an extended period of time, Rolland took an opportunity in moving to Kentucky, where he was elected on his first attempt, after the incumbent Mike Molyneux missed the deadline. After a single term in the Senate, which included proposing a glitched bill, Rolland was nominated by Heydrich to serve as Secretary of the Treasury in the Anglo Cabinet. He was confirmed in the Senate by 33-7. Following his nomination, Rolland moved to New Mexico.
Rolland served out his term as Secretary of the Treasury under President Heydrich. His actions included sending Chief of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police, Thomas Eris, to deal with Hurricane Harvey, and changing the US currency to the Pound Sterling. Rolland campaigned for FDR in the Tenth Presidential Election, and immediately following the election, remained on in an interim capacity until FDR's replacement for Treasury Secretary was confirmed. For around 20 minutes, the presidency was vacant, and Rolland was the most senior person in the line of succession, and so was de factor Acting President. Rolland appointed Harry Reinfeld as the Director of his presidential library.
- Senator from Nevada: 27 January 2017 - 4 February 2017; 30 December 2016 - 23 January 2017
- Governor of Nevada: 22 February 2017 - 2 March 2017; 6 March 2017 - 15 March 2017
- Senator from Hawaii: 29 June 2017 - 3 July 2017
- Governor of Hawaii: 7 July 2017 - 10 July 2017
- Senator from Delaware: 30 July 2017 - 3 August 2017
- Senator from Kentucky: 26 August 2017 - 30 August 2017
- Secretary of the Treasury: 30 August 2017 - 14 September 2017
- Deputy Regional Chair for the West/Southwest Region: 17 January 2017 - 14 February 2017
- Chairman of the Democrats: 15 March 2017 - 16 March 2017
- Regional Chair for the Pacific: 4 July 2017 - 31 July 2017
- Senate Minority Leader: 31 July 2017 - 2 August 2017