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Assistant at Office of External Affairs

Jason Funes is working as an assistant in the Office of External Affairs at the Department of the Interior, which “strengthens relationships between state and local partners and external stakeholders with the Office of the Secretary” and “serves as liaison for governmental and non-governmental partners in communicating with Departmental offices and the Bureaus.”

Raised in Sarasota, Florida and a graduate of the University of South Florida, Jason Funes has worked as an emergency room EMT, as “a teaching assistant for Hispanic migrant workers,” and in medical sales. Originally a volunteer for Donald Trump’s campaign, he was later hired by the campaign “in the Florida office.”

Sources: [“Intergovernmental and External Affairs,” Department of the Interior, accessed 06/22/17, Department of the Interior, Press Release, 5/26/17, and Emily Heil, “At the Latino Coalition ball, Trump backers (and those who’ve come around) celebrate,” Washington Post, 01/19/17]

Background Information

Previous Employers

Financials

Financial Disclosure

[Office of Government Ethics]

Department of the Interior Salary: $44,941

[Jason Funes, ProPublica’s Trump Town, accessed 03/14/18]

Other Information

Jason Funes is an “enthusiastic Trump supporter” who believes “‘Trump supporters have been marginalized by the mainstream media.'”

[Emily Heil, “At the Latino Coalition ball, Trump backers (and those who’ve come around) celebrate,” Washington Post, 01/19/17]

Jason Funes, whose family is from El Salvador, has said that he would “hate to see the socialist policies that plague our native lands in Central and South America come and poison our American nation.”

[Tweet by Suzanne Gamboa, accessed 06/22/17, and Emily Heil, “At the Latino Coalition ball, Trump backers (and those who’ve come around) celebrate,” Washington Post, 01/19/17]