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Jason Nabewaniec (born October 6, 1977 in Rochester, New York) is an American Green politician and has twice been elected (2007, 2009) to two-year terms as one of the seven co-chairs of the Green Party of the United States.
Early life and education
He grew up in Jamesville, New York just outside Syracuse, New York, where he attended Jamesville-DeWitt High School. Nabewaniec attended the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering Technology in 2001. Nabewaniec played defense on RIT's Lacrosse team, and specialized in jumps and sprints on both RIT's indoor and outdoor Track and Field Teams. In 2003 Nabewaniec married Misty.
Nabewaniec lives in Rochester, New York. He is working as a design engineer in the public sector and finishing his Master's thesis in Environmental, Health and Safety Management at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Nabewaniec was catapulted into political activism after having spent several years working for the Monroe County Water Authority. Having witnessed the massive corruption that plagued the local public authority, Nabewaniec decided to fight the leaders of the political parties that were using Government services for personal profit.
In 2002 Nabewaniec met Green Party Congressional candidate Rachel Treichler, and made his commitment to building the Green Party. Nabewaniec spent several years working on party building and local campaigns with the Green Party of Monroe County.
- (8 February 2006). Neighbors Home and Away, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle ("Jason Nabewaniec 28 of Brighton was nominated to serve as cochair of the Green Party of the United States. Nabewaniec represents the party in western New York ...")