"Jason Syversen, a successful entrepreneur and resident of Dunbarton, announced his candidacy for state senate district 16 which includes Bow.
Syversen has a compelling life story, growing up in poverty, making his way through college and ultimately launching his own tremendously successful business, selling it and then retiring at 42 to focus on non-profit work.
Growing up poor gave Jason the drive and motivation to go to college and get a good job so he could provide for his family and escape the stress that financial scarcity creates for struggling families. As a child, he learned important values of love and care for neighbors and living frugally, like when they needed to make scarce food items last a long time. After graduating from college, he went through the BAE Systems inaugural engineering leadership development program, and was later recruit- ed to work for the prestigious DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). At DARPA he managed almost $100M in advanced research pro- grams, particularly focused in cyber security.
In 2009, Syversen took the biggest risk of his life, leaving DARPA and starting Siege Technologies. He grew the business over 8 years and sold it in 2016. Syversen retired from business several years later, gave most of his money away to charity, and began volunteering as a leader in non-profit organizations..." READ MORE