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Jonathan Blake is Vice President of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota. In his current role at FFM, Jonathan serves as a policy analyst, researcher, and communications advisor. Prior to joining the Freedom Foundation in June 2008, Mr. Blake was a public policy and communications consultant to numerous local and state government clients, primarily focusing on transportation policy and finance and intergovernmental coordination. Formerly, he served as a Research Fellow at a Twin Cities-based think tank, where he authored an extensive task force report on legislative reform in Minnesota, which garnered significant statewide media coverage.
Tom Steward is Investigative Director of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota's Government Transparency Team. He leads FFM's efforts to identify wasteful government spending and programs at the state and local level. As a veteran TV journalist, Steward leads the Government Transparency Team in its statewide focus that encourages citizen participation on potential government waste from the public and whistleblowers.