Piece of cake. John is a tireless fighter for the cause, a believer, and an optimist.
Having come up through politics managing shoestring campaigns on blue and purple turf, John developed an ability to do a lot with a little and find a way to win races. He has the ability to use data and polling to understand who and what it takes to win races and maximize campaign resources.
After spending an amount of time on campaigns that would kill or retire most people, John moved to DC and started working for the NRCC. Over the 8 years he was at the NRCC John worked his way up from being a Regional Political Director, to Deputy Political Director, where he created the NRCC Data and Polling Departments, to Political Director, where they captured the largest majority since WWII, then John led the Committee as Executive Director through a cycle like none other where they faced strong and shifting headwinds. As ED, John ran a $200 mil budget and managed a staff of 109 employees.
During his time at the NRCC they transformed the way they approached campaigns, captured the largest house majority in a generation, and won more special elections than they had in nearly a century. Always pushing the science of politics, John’s frequent “new idea time” has pioneered new concepts for contacting, messaging, and turning out voters.
John has a B.A. in Marketing and Management from Siena College in NY and worked as an Equities Trader from 2008-2011. Originally from upstate New York, John now lives in McLean, Virginia with his lovely wife, Sarah, and daughters, Grace and Claire. John is also happy to strategize about raising young children.
Who was the political guy who started as a Top-40 80’s radio DJ at age 16, hanging out with Van Halen, the Beastie Boys, Run DMC and Tina Turner? Jason was doing all that and more before being bitten with the “political bug.” Now, he’s a veteran of politics and television, getting his kicks writing and producing ads which helped elect scores of Senators, Congressmen, Governors and even Presidents. His victory column is long and includes winning Governors races in MS, AL, MD, SD, FL, OH, Senatorial races in TX, FL, GA, IN, OH, and producing media for Congressional races in virtually every competitive seat in the country for the past six election cycles. In 2004, Jason was a member of the Maverick Media team -- the inner circle that produced all message strategy and advertising for President George W. Bush's presidential campaigns.
Active in the last 6 Presidential elections, Jason produced all media for Carly Fiorina's Presidential SuperPAC including Citizen Carly - a groundbreaking biographical documentary narrated by Academy Award® Nominee James Woods. His FACES ad was named one of the best ads of the 2016 election by Time Magazine. In 2012, Jason directed all advertising behind the Sheldon Adelson-backed Super PAC Winning Our Future including writing and directing the documentary The King of Bain. NBC's Chuck Todd called it "Game-Changing" and the New Yorker dubbed it "the Apocalypse Now of the Super PAC era." Jason became known henceforth as the "'Sacramanga' of political operatives."
In 2016, Jason wrote and directed the film which predicted the Donald Trump Presidential victory, Switchers: An American Uprising. He also produced and directed videos for the 2016 Republican National Convention and the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. Jason has produced hundreds of political ads, some of which the Wall Street Journal wrote "cracked the democratic playbook."
Jason is a former operative with The Republican National Committee where he helped launch the nation’s first political television network: GOP-TV, and produced numerous TV ads which played a hand in the 1994 election tsunami that yielded both chambers with Republican majorities for the first time since the 1950s.
When he’s not making ads and winning campaigns, he’s publishing books like Hollywood on the Potomac (Arcadia 2009) and a children’s book he co-wrote with his son called The Pepperoni Palm Tree (Fuze 2012). Or, you might find him producing television series like The Feds (Discovery Channel) or Michelle Malkin Investigates (CRTV). Jason is also a frequent guest lecturer and one of those babbling on-air pundits on various topics related to media, entertainment and politics.