Jason Stewart recently filed as a candidate for the 17th Senatorial District, which covers parts of Dover, Camden and Wyoming.

Stewart was born and raised in Magnolia and graduated from Caesar Rodney High School. After earning an associate degree in business administration from Goldey-Beacom College, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve as a military police officer in 2007 and was deployed to Iraq in 2009, where he became a squad designated marksman, a member of the counter sniper team and conducted numerous missions.

He joined the Inter-Con Security team of the U.S. Department of State for uniformed diplomatic security after returning from Iraq in 2010 and was promoted to senior supervisor. Part of his role at Inter-Con entailed planning and implementing the safety and security of the U.S. president and vice president, secretary of state and prime ministers and other officials visiting from around the world.

After leaving Inter-Con in 2015, he returned to college full-time at Wilmington University where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management.

Stewart is a commissioner of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, vice chairperson of Delaware’s 34th Republican Representative District, Kent County representative of the Delaware Veterans Coalition and secretary of Wilmington University’s Military Veteran Student Organization.

His community roles include being part of the leadership team of Cyber Streets and working with youth to provide them training in information technology. He also teaches martial arts at Premier Martial Arts in Dover.

He resides in Camden with his wife and two children.