Jason Lever is a Government Relations Associate specializing in detailed federal program research and analysis, which helps increase MM clients’ competitive grant and Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending wins.
Jason began his career in public service as an intern for Bergen County (NJ) Commissioner Thomas Sullivan. In this role, Jason helped run the Commissioner’s office to serve constituents and help residents obtain services and support from their local government. This experience originally ignited Jason’s passion for public service, which he brings to all Merchant McIntyre clients. He also has experience working on the reelection campaign for Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and conducting policy research for former Rhode Island State Senator Kenda Anderson.
During Jason’s Fellowship with Merchant McIntyre, he supported numerous successful appropriations requests on behalf of MM clients. This includes over $5 million of Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) funding, which MM local government partners will use to develop comprehensive roadway safety Action Plans for their communities.
Jason received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College, majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Environmental Studies. Jason’s undergraduate thesis, “Evaluating Congressional Earmarks,” was inspired by his work as a Legislative Fellow at MM.
Outside of the office, you can find Jason playing jazz saxophone, sailing, hiking, or spending time at the Jersey Shore with friends and family.
- Legislative Fellow, Merchant McIntyre Associates
- Campaign Staff, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05)
- Policy Analysis
- Research and Writing
- Federal Grants
- B.A., Hamilton College