Texarkana, TX, is a Senior Policy Advisor for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, Maryland. He is a member of the Mayor’s Office of Government Relations where his responsibilities include developing and managing the City’s legislative portfolio including the education, finance and economic development legislative portfolio. He currently chairs the Mayor’s School Construction Taskforce, a joint taskforce with Baltimore City Public Schools, created to develop a fiscally prudent plan to modernize City Schools’ infrastructure. Prior to public service, Jason served as Baltimore City’s Get-Out-The-Vote Director for the Maryland Democratic Party, Deputy Campaign Director for State Senator Bill Ferguson, an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and a 7th-Grade Teacher at John Marshall Middle School in Houston, Texas as part of Teach For America. He serves as chair of the AnBryce Foundation Advisory Council, treasurer of the New York University School of Law Black, Latino, Asian, Pacific-Islander Alumni Association and a board member of the Way to Work. Jason received a B.S. in Biology, cum Laude, from Morehouse College, an M.Ed. in General Education from the University of St. Thomas, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law where he was the recipient of the AnBryce Scholarship, Malcolm X Leadership Award and the Vanderbilt Medal.