Jason Pye is a writer and political commentator from Atlanta, Georgia. He splits his time between the Peach State and Washington, DC.
Jason was introduced to libertarianism in high school by a local talk radio host, Neal Boortz, and over time began reading works by Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek, and Milton Friedman. Unlike many who get involved in policy and politics, he mostly skipped college, attending briefly as a part-time student before deciding to work and play music.
In 2005, frustrated by the lack of a libertarian voice in the Georgia blogosphere, Jason began writing about local and state government. The following year, he was invited to contribute regularly at Georgia’s most widely read political blog, Peach Pundit. Jason was a finalist for the 2010 Atlanta Press Club Award of Excellence in “Online/Multimedia” for his work at Peach Pundit.
In 2007 and 2008, Jason served on the board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Georgia, a group that advances the libertarian philosophy inside the Republican Party. He worked as the campaign blogger for 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr.
From 2008 to 2010, Jason served as legislative director for the Libertarian Party of Georgia, promoting issues that advance limited government, individual liberty, and free markets. Though he is a subscriber to the libertarian philosophy, since the summer of 2012, he has been active in the Georgia Republican Party.
In 2009, Jason was hired to run United Liberty, a blog dedicated to promoting free markets, individual liberty, and limited government. He left his position at an insurance administrator, though he continues to maintain his insurance license, to run United Liberty on a full-time basis in 2012.
Since October 2014, Jason has worked for FreedomWorks, a grassroots service center for more than 6.9 million conservative and libertarian activists, Initially, he worked on policy, with a focus on criminal justice. Currently, he is the communications director for FreedomWorks, serving as a conduit between the organization and the media.
Jason has been featured in stories for traditional media outlets, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV. He has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, the Glenn Beck Program, and numerous radio programs. He has also contributed commentary to The Hill, Newsweek, and the Washington Times.
In his spare time, Jason is an advocate for the Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty and the American Unity Fund’s Platform Reform campaign. He also enjoys listening to punk rock, playing his guitars, spending time with close friends, and watching college football.
Opinions expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of Jason’s employer.