Jonathan Fantini Porter

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Jonathan Fantini Porter is policy director to U.S. Representative Joseph Sestak, a former Admiral and highest-ranking military officer to ever serve in the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate. Previously, Jonathan held positions with the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein; U.S. Representative Howard L. Berman; Senator Edward Kennedy's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and, the office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney. Jonathan was elected to serve as the youngest chairman of the Speaker of the California State Assembly's advisory commission. In this role he oversaw four committees that provided legislative advise to the Speaker and was one of forty individuals invited to join nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's "Conference for Tomorrow's Leaders," where he was recipient of a grant by the Elie Wiesel Foundation. In college, Jonathan and six peers founded the Collegiate Forum- a leadership development organization that brought youth together to strengthen communities through civic engagement- and edited its academic publication, The Podium. Jonathan initiated the Georgetown University Roosevelt Institution and was a member of the Student Investment Fund, the crew team for a period, and wrote for the student newspaper, The Hoya. Jonathan was also student body president of his Southern California high school where he led a group that raised funds to provide running water and the first primary and secondary school to the rural community of Waslala, Nicaragua. Jonathan has lived and studied in Brazil, Canada and Germany, and speaks German and Spanish.



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