Jason Watkins is the founder and president of Watkins Public Strategies. Having spent nearly two decades working in Kansas politics, he is a well-known and respected policy advocate and political strategist. Jason is focused on delivering results for his clients and has a reputation among policymakers as a trusted problem solver.
His career includes three terms of service in the Kansas House of Representatives representing the Wichita area. During his time in the legislature, Watkins served as Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the General Budget Committee, in addition to membership on the Judiciary, Utilities and Energy, and Health and Human Services committees. He also held various leadership positions including Vice Chair of the Republican House Campaign Committee and Delegation Chair for the south-central Kansas delegation.
Before entering public service, Jason worked in the private sector as the owner and operator of multiple security and fire alarm companies throughout the Midwest. He won the Wichita Metro Award for the fastest growing privately held company in 1999 with growth of 1,891% over three years; it's a record that remains unbroken today. Jason has also helped numerous businesses start and grow as an investor and advisor.
Family is the cornerstone of his life. He and his wife, Kelly, have four children and two dogs.