jason turner

Jason Turner

Senior Fellow

Jason A. Turner formerly served as Mayor Giuliani’s Commissioner of New York City’s Human Resources Administration for his entire second term through 2001.   The agency is responsible for welfare, employment, Medicaid and child care programs, and has seventeen thousand employees with a budget of fifteen billion dollars.   Before New York, Turner worked for Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson (1993 – 1997) where he led the state team to develop a fully work-based alternative to welfare (Wisconsin Works).  Earlier, Turner served as the federal director of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) at HHS during the first Bush administration.