Jason was elected in 2016, becoming the youngest County Executive in Broome County history.
His conservative approach to responsible budgeting restored the county’s previously poor finances, rebuilt the fund balance, took Broome off the significantly fiscally stressed list, and in just his second budget was the first county executive in 14 years to propose a tax cut.
He has concentrated on rebuilding Broome County, working to redevelop over 500,000 square feet of factory building space into new businesses and market rate housing. He co-chaired the $80 million dollar Greater Binghamton fund and started the first rural grant fund to help small communities in Broome County. He dramatically reduced the unemployment rate to the lowest it has been in 10 years with big economic development projects such as the Dicks Sporting Goods Distribution Center in Conklin, the Lithium Ion Battery Factory in Endicott, and the Pharmacy and Nursing schools in Johnson City.
He has made a number of significant investments in public safety, spearheaded the county’s Central Arraignment initiative, and built the county’s first Special Operations and Emergency Services Training Facility in Endwell.
Since taking office he has increased positions to various public safety departments with a goal of making Broome County the safest community in upstate New York.
He was instrumental in working with State Senator Akshar and other state officials in bringing a residential treatment center to the former Broome Developmental Center building which has helped reduce the fatal overdose rate by 60% in just one year. His groundbreaking peer response team initiative is being emulated across the state as a model program in combating the heroin epidemic.
A proud graduate of Broome Community College and Binghamton University, Jason lives in the Village of Port Dickinson with his wife Amanda and their three children; Nolan, Miles and Ben. He and his family attend New Life Ministries and he enjoys long distance running and rooting for the NY Mets and the Duke Blue Devils.