Joe M. Diester(December 15, 1978 - November 28, 2020) was a Jesstopian Politician and Lawyer who served as the 1st President Of Jesstopia, and won that title through the first ever Presidential Election. Diester prior to being a Politician was an Actor, Musician, and Musical Arts Teacher. He first got into politics in his early years. He began campaigning for multiple Government Positions. Firstly, he became New Shire's 16th Lt Governor, which he held that title for a short time.
Diester held many government positions including Governor, Congressman, Senator, and then President Of Jesstopia. While in congress, Diester enacted and helped create the Debt Relief Package Of 2017. He also briefly served as Jessy The Great III's Secretary from June 1, 2005-November 1, 2010. He then served as Jessy The Great III's Military General from November 11, 2010 - November 10, 2018.
Closely following the death of Jessy The Great III, Diester alongside his opponent Joseph Calou, ran campaigns for the new Presidential Elect. The elections were held during a short, but important amount of time.
Becoming Jesstopia's First President
On November 16, 2018, Diester was sworn in and took office as Jesstopia's First Ever President of Jesstopia, following Jessy The Great III's Death, which allowed the commonwealth of Jesstopia, and its eight states, to become a more democratic-like country, which primarily served to create a fair and differing economy, and to allow integral foreign relations with other nations.
Incumbent President; Joe Diester ran for a second and final term as President Of Jesstopia. He won reelection on November 13, 2020. He has served Jesstopia, with great honor, distinction and graciousness. He was inaugurated on November 16, 2020.
On November 14, 2020, Diester was re-elected president of Jesstopia, following a very eventful campaign trail for both candidates. President Diester was sworn in for a second time on November 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM.
Joe Diester served as the 16th Lt Governor under Governor Larry Cramp.
On May 19, 2020 at 11:40 it was announced on Public News that President Diester Contracted the virus after visiting a park in New York City, New York, United States. He currently is self quarantining. He is expected to make a full recovery.
On November 23, 2020, President Diester was hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19 which would eventually lead his doctors to inject him with Sterilized Antibodies, which means that antibodies transfused from another person, could be basically be transferred from one person; and given to another.
He also said that he as well as his wife and vice president John McCallum and his family were infected by the virus.
Between November 27, 2020 at around 9:46 PM, President Diester's heart stopped once. Doctors were successfully able to restart it. His vitals were good at around 10:00 PM. At around 12:05 AM, his heart stopped for a second time, which he was again revived. Finally At 2:00 AM, his heart stopped a third time. Doctors decided to place him on a Respirator.
At 2:45 AM, it was decided that President Diester would be placed on a Respirator. Doctors, say this will most certainly help out the President's breathing. The Medical Team remained hopeful that he would make a full recovery.
Notable Executive Orders
Throughout most of Diester's Presidency, he created several major Executive orders which would alter the course of history, and create a safer country for all Jesstopians to help them fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.
International Travel Ban Act
The International Travel Ban Act was signed and enacted by President Joe M. Diester on February 3, 2020 which limited who could enter and/or leave Jesstopia during the period in which the executive order was in effect. Some major pitfalls of the Order though, were limited eCommerce, limited foreign trade with other nations, shutdown and/or restricted non-essential travel in and around Jesstopia. He would later reinstate this earlier issued order.
Operation COVID Shutdown
On March 22, 2020, President Joe Diester issued this order, reinforcing the previously issued International Travel Ban Act, which limited eCommerce, trade and exports/imports in and out of Jesstopia. This order is currently in effect and can be found under the Executive Orders section of GOV.JESSTOPIA.ORG/PRESIDENTIAL-EXECUTIVE-ORDERS.
Operation Early Jail/Prison Release
On September 11, 2020, President Joe Diester and Vice President John McCallum issued this executive order which required any/all prisons, jails and correctional facilities, to release ANY inmate that fit the general release qualifications listed on the Government's Website at the time this executive order was published. It basically released inmates who were physically susceptible to contracting COVID-19, but with whom were jailed for non-violent crimes, felonies, etc. Additionally, the order also mandated that an overhaul of Prison, Jail and Correctional Facility policies, and safety protocols, be changed to follow Jesstopia's Bureau Of Health, The Federal Health Commission's health and safety guidelines, procedures and best practices.
Reinstatement Of The International Travel Ban Act
On October 12, 2020, President Joe M. Diester, issued this executive order which reinstated the earlier issued 'International Travel Ban Act' which limited trade, travel and importation of goods, people and materials. It is currently in affect.
Temporary Concession Of Powers
On November 26, 2020, President Diester conceded power, for a temporary amount of time to focus on Recovering from COVID-19. This comes after his doctors told him, this would be the best course of action, to combat his November 23, 2020 Diagnosis of COVID-19.
Vice President John McCallum was called by J.S Congress to act on behalf of the President immediately, and begin work on moving forward President Diester's agenda, and getting several bills passed.
Complications Of COVID-19 & Death
On November 28, 2020 at 6:19 AM, President Joe Diester passed away at the Nationalist House Medical Center.
Legacy and Awards
Following his death, a vast majority knew the legacy the President would leave behind. Particularly the people the President worked with, especially those on a different political party than him, even had great things to say about the late President. President John McCallum issued a request to create Joe Diester Day, which would be the late President's Official Holiday.
- On December 2, 2020, President John McCallum awarded President Diester's Wife the Presidential Medal Of Great Sacrifice for his honor, distinction and great leadership of the great President.
- On November 30, 2020, President Diester was posthumously awarded the National Archives' "Greatest Leader Of Jesstopia" award, and given a medal by the National Archives' President and Chairman.