Jason Stverak

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Jason Sverak is the president of The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, a national 501(c)(3) journalism organization based in Bismarck, North Dakota.[1] The center funds reporters in more than 40 states.[2] Despite their non-partisan description, many of these websites have received criticism for their conservative bias.[3][4]

Stverak is the former Regional Field Director for the Sam Adams Alliance, served as North Dakota Executive Director for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and former Executive Director of the North Dakota Republican Party.[5]

The Franklin Center was launched by the Chicago-based Sam Adams Alliance (SAM),[6] a 501(c)(3) devoted to pushing free-market ideals. SAM gets funding from the State Policy Network,[7] which is partially funded by The Claude R. Lambe Foundation.[8] Charles Koch, one of the billionaire brothers who co-own Koch Industries, sits on the board of this foundation.[9] SAM also receives funding from the Rodney Fund. The Franklin Center also receives funding from the Wisconsin-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation,[10] a conservative grant-making organization.[11]

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Contact

Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity

DC Office 127 S. Peyton Street, Suite 200

Alexandria, VA, 22314

Office Phone: 571-384-2090

North Dakota Office

547 S. 7th St. #176

Bismarck, ND 58504

Office Phone: 701-214-5612

Email: info@FranklinCenterHQ.org

For media inquiries please contact Meghan Tisinger at Meghan.Tisinger@FranklinCenterHQ.org

References

  1. The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. About. Organizational website. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  2. The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. Think tank Journalism: The Future of Investigative Journalism. Organizational website. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  3. The Portland Press Herald. 'Watchdog' website puts a new spin on politics'. News website. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  4. Truthout. The Koch Spider Web. News website. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  5. The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. Staff. Organizational website. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  6. Sam Adams Alliance. Sam Adams Alliance Media Kit. Organizational PDF. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  7. Media Matters Action Network. Sam Adams Alliance. Conservative Transparency. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  8. Media Matters Action Network. State Policy Network. Conservative Transparency. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  9. Media Matters Action Network. Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation. Conservative Transparency. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  10. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Franklin Center boss wants apology from Democratic staffer. News website. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  11. The Bradley Foundation. The Bradley Foundation. Organizational website. Accessed August 19, 2011.