Jason has been representing Dryden on the Town Council since 2008. He was the person on the Town Council who advocated using zoning as the tool to ban hydro-fracking for natural gas because he believed that asserting local control was the best way to protect Dryden. His work on gas drilling issues began before DRAC came into existence and included working with the community to coordinate and develop the Town’s comments on the State’s Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on hydro-fracking (SGEIS).
Community involvement has always been important to Jason. He has coached Kiwanis Baseball, volunteered time at the Varna Community Center, volunteered time at the Ellis Hollow Fair, and is a member of Dryden Kiwanis. He is also a member of several County Boards and Committees. These are the Criminal Justice Alternatives to Incarceration Board (CJATI), the Attorney Board on Indigent Representation (ABIR), and the TCCOG Court Consolidation Committee. When not working for the Town or volunteering Jason works in his law practice. He handles criminal law, family law, and civil matters such as municipal law, regulatory law, landlord tenant, and other civil litigation.
Since joining the Town Council Jason has been a staunch advocate for investing in Dryden’s future. He wants the Council to continue to make investments in sustainable development, supporting agriculture and agriculture related businesses, protecting our drinking water, maintaining and improving Dryden’s roads and infrastructure, bringing business investment into Dryden to balance residential growth, and investing in recreation opportunities. If elected to the Supervisor’s Office Jason’s goal is to put Dryden on the path to be premier place in Tompkins County to live, work, and play.
Jason and his wife Cindy moved to Dryden on 2005. Cindy is an Associate Professor of Immunology at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Jason and Cindy have two boys, 7 and 11 years old, who keep them on their toes.