Jason Weingartner - Executive Director
In 1996, Jason began his career at the New York political fundraising firm of Cathy Blaney and Associates. Moving up the ladder to become one of the top fundraisers of the firm and the country, he has worked directly with a wide array of Republican candidates, elected officials, and entities such as President Bush, Senator Dole, Governor Pataki, Congressman Lazio for U.S. Senate, the New York Republican State Committee, and the 2004 RNC Convention, along with many more.
While continuing as a fundraising consultant, Jason also took on the role of Executive Director for the New York Republican County Committee. His duties included the coordination of the petition process, candidate recruitment and support, and the day to day duties of the Committee. He had also organized many of the Committee’s successful Lincoln Day Dinners.
In October of 2009, Jason accepted the position as Finance Director of the New York Republican State Committee.
He is a former President of the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. having served from August 2001 – April 2004 and is a former Chairman of the New York State Young Republicans having served from July 2003 – June 2007.
In July 2013, he was unanimously elected Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation.
In 2007, Jason was nominated and voted as one of the top 40 Under 40 rising political stars in New York City by City Hall Newspaper. In the Spring semester of 2012, Jason began teaching “Fundraising, Campaign Finance Law, and Ethics” as an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School for Campaigns and Elections.
Jason grew up in working class New York City neighborhood in Queens and was an honor roll student at Archbishop Molloy High School. He is a graduate of Fordham University – Rose Hill - and Fordham Law School – Lincoln Center. Jason is a long-suffing avid fan of both the New York Mets and New York Jets.