Jason Garnar was born on Veterans Day, 1976 in Greene, NY. Upon graduation from Broome Community College and Binghamton University Jason married his high school sweetheart Amanda. Jason worked as an American History Teacher for at risk youth for 15 years before serving as the Director of Public Communications for Family Planning of South Central, New York. He first ran for office in 2006 and was elected to the Broome County Legislature representing Downtown, parts of the First Ward, Northside, and Eastside of Binghamton and parts of the Town of Dickinson. Jason and Amanda live in Port Dickinson with their three boys Nolan (9) Miles (8) and Ben (5).