Ari DeWolf is the education outreach manager at Reason Foundation.
Ari oversees legislative outreach and coalition building to advance Reason's education policy agenda.
Prior to joining Reason, Ari was a government affairs specialist at the Illinois Policy Institute, where he advocated for budget, tax, ethics, education, labor and criminal justice reforms.
Ari cut his political teeth through ten years of battling the Chicago political machine, first as an outspoken student activist and then as a lobbyist in the state legislature. Throughout, his focus has always been on partnering with individuals and organizations across ideologies to secure a more ethical and transparent government. He also served two terms on a state board of higher education, as well as a trustee of his university.
Ari graduated from Roosevelt University with a bachelor's degree in political science. He is based in Los Angeles.
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