Jason Barefoot joined Bolton St. Johns in January 2022 and has since helped clients on a variety of legislative, policy, and budgetary matters across the New York State Legislature and New York City Council. His primary focuses are social justice issues, workers' rights, transportation and urban mobility, and LGBTQ rights.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in Strategic Management from Emory University in 2016. He quickly found a passion for values-led client services as a technology consultant for city and state governments, the UN, and the World Economic Forum, and a wide range of Fortune 100 companies. He acquired his Masters in Public Policy from the Wagner School for Public Service at NYU.
Before joining Bolton, Jason worked on electoral campaigns and with elected officials at the local, state, and congressional level, advising on policy matters and assisting with community organizing. A steadfast advocate of volunteering and community service, he enjoys working with mutual aid groups in his neighborhood, participating in professional workshops for people who have experienced homelessness, and exercising with members of the community who are visually impaired. He is also responsible for the trash basket on his block in Brooklyn through the 'Adopt-a-Basket' program with the NYC Department of Sanitation.