Meet the Honorees: Jason Goldman

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Jason Goldman, has worked as a Legislative Representative for the United Federation of Teachers since 2006. Prior to joining the UFT full time he interned for the UFT, State Senator Diane Savino, New York State United Teachers and United University Professions.

Growing up in Staten Island, he attended PS 32 and IS 34 before entering Tottenville High School in 1998 where he played Football and Baseball. After graduating high school he made his way to the state capitol where he earned a B.A. from the State University at Albany in American History.

Jason is viewed as an expert in member to member union communications and strategy. He has been credited with being an instrumental force in helping to modernize the UFT member to member outreach program, which has been credited with the recent success rate of 95% of all UFT endorsed candidates being elected to office. He has also been credited with helping to craft the successful UFT campaign strategy in 2010 that helped oust a 38 year state senate republican incumbent.

In 2011 Jason was named one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” by the publication City and State. In naming him “40 Under 40? they cited his initiative and innovative thinking as two key attributes for his selection. Jason is currently working to modernize the UFT’s member to member to program in effort to help make the UFT king maker with their endorsement in the upcoming mayoral race.

Jason will be honored at MYD’s Young Gets It Done awards on Wednesday, August 22nd.  You can buy your tickets HERE.