Jason Downey

Ex-officio member

Jason was elected Vice-Chairman of the Georgia State Board of Education beginning January 2020. He was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp as the 8th Congressional District’s Member of the State BOE in April 2019, and previously served on the Macon-Bibb County Board of Education from 2013-2017 where he held the positions of Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, and Legislative Liaison.

Downey graduated in 2000 from Marshall University in West Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, and in 2003 from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law with his J.D. He currently practices law as in-house counsel for Allstate Insurance Company. Downey is married to Connie who has been an elementary counselor in Jones County for 20 years. They live in Macon, Georgia with their daughter Cate. Downey also coaches competitive travel softball in his spare time.

Jason has been on the GFPE Board since 2019 and as the State Board of Education Budget Committee Chair, serves as an ex-officio member per the GFPE’s law.

Jason was elected Vice-Chairman of the Georgia State Board of Education beginning January 2020. He was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp as the 8th Congressional District’s Member of the State BOE in April 2019, and previously served on the Macon-Bibb County Board of Education from 2013-2017 where he held the positions of Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, and Legislative Liaison.

Downey graduated in 2000 from Marshall University in West Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, and in 2003 from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law with his J.D. He currently practices law as in-house counsel for Allstate Insurance Company. Downey is married to Connie who has been an elementary counselor in Jones County for 20 years. They live in Macon, Georgia with their daughter Cate. Downey also coaches competitive travel softball in his spare time.

Jason has been on the GFPE Board since 2019 and as the State Board of Education Budget Committee Chair, serves as an ex-officio member per the GFPE’s law.

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