It was a rainy day in the fall of 1996 when Jason Joyner’s 3rd grade class was disappointed about losing a precious recess. However, Jason reveled in Mrs. Pindell’s announcement that the class mock presidential debate would be extended, and he would have an extra hour representing the Bob Dole/Jack Kemp presidential banner to his fellow 9-year olds.

It’s also the day Jason made history as he picked up 92% of the popular vote in his class – losing only two votes to student stand-ins for President Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. Jason proudly secured the White House for the Republican Party, although Senator Dole would not hold on in the actual election weeks later, a reality that still bothers Jason to this day.

Twenty years later, Jason remains as passionate about politics as the 9-year old standing in for the oldest nominee in Presidential politics. Jason graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in political science, focusing in public administration and municipal management.

Jason is a Partner at New Frame and serves as the firm’s lead lobbyist at the General Assembly, with a focus on lobbying Republican legislative leaders.

Jason also serves the Town of Wendell as a Town Commissioner and brings an understanding of local government, data, budgets, and communication strategies that campaigns and advocacy groups must have in this political environment.

When he’s not reading budget spreadsheets or campaign finance reports, Jason can be found on his front porch with his beautiful wife Meghan, their infant daughter Emerson Kate, and their two dogs Wags and Paisley.