Jason Lorber

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Jason P. Lorber
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
from the Chittenden-3-3 district
In office
January 2005 – January 2013
Preceded by Steve Hingtgen (P)
Personal details
Born (1966-12-10) December 10, 1966 (age 51)
Philadelphia, Pa.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nathaniel G. Lew
Residence Burlington, Vermont

Jason P. Lorber is a consultant, comedian and politician from Burlington, Vermont. A Democrat, he served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 2005 to 2013, representing the Chittenden-3-3 district in Burlington. He was first elected in November 2004 and did not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lorber graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA and earned an MBA from Stanford University.[2] He founded a small business called Aplomb Consulting which works with nonprofit organizations and healthcare clinics, providing strategic planning, fundraising, and other support services.[3] He is also a standup comedian, doing gigs, producing comedy shows and running improv workshops.[4]

First elected to the legislature in November 2004, he was re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2010. He served on the House Institutions & Corrections Committee, and focussed much of his legislative effort on prison reform. He hosts a television program called "Correcting Corrections" broadcast on CCTV Channel 17.[5]

Lorber is openly gay; his partner is Nathaniel G. Lew, an assistant professor at Saint Michael's College. Lorber and Lew are joined in a civil union.[6]


  1. ^ "Burlington State Rep. and Former Mayoral Candidate Jason Lorber Will Not Seek Reelection". Seven Days. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Vermont Secretary of State: General Assembly Members, 2009". Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Friends of Jason: biography". Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Curran, John (2008-01-27). "Didja' hear the one about the wisecracking politician?". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 8 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Want to Promote Prison Reform? Host a Cable-Access Show". Seven Days. 2007-04-11. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Nathaniel Lew, Jason Lorber". New York Times. 24 August 2003. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 

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