Jason Stverak

Jason Stverak is the President of Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. Since the organizations inception in 2009, Stverak has become a highly regarded expert in the growing field of new media and nonprofit journalism. His byline can be found in publications across the country including the Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Breitbart News, and National Review; often writing about the failures and successes of the journalism industry as well as the need for civility in our national conversation. His voice can be heard on syndicated and local talk radio programs throughout the nation – offer an objective perspective of the journalism profession as well as the importance of open and honest government.

Stverak works to promote social welfare and civil betterment by leading initiatives that advance investigative journalism. His leadership at the Franklin Center has played a vital role in exposing corruption in our elected officials and encouraging transparency in government. Today, Franklin Center affiliates are now the most respected state news publications in the nation.

Prior to Franklin Center, Stverak served as Regional Field Director for the Sam Adams Alliance; where he worked with state groups and associations committed to promoting free market policies. Before entering the nonprofit realm, Stverak worked on Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 Presidential campaign and served as Executive Director of the North Dakota Republican Party.

A native of Rapid City, SD, he received his BA in Foreign Service and Slavic Studies from Baylor University in 1996 with a minor in economics.


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