Dr. Jason B. Whitman was born and raised in Cody, WY and is a proud 4th generation Wyomingite. He completed the first two years of his collegiate education at Northwest College in Powell, WY and finished his Bachelors of Science in Biology at Ferris State University in 1999. His Doctor of Optometry degree was earned at the Michigan College of Optometry in 2001.
Dr. Whitman has had the privilege of working with the Lion’s Club on their diabetic eye care initiatives in Wyoming. He enjoys difficult contact lens fits and practices to the full scope of his license. He is working toward a fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Cornea and Contact Lens Section with the AOA, the AOA’s Political Action Committee and the Wyoming Optometric Association. He is currently licensed to practice optometry in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, California, Tennessee, Hawaii, and Virginia.
In addition to his optometric accomplishments, Dr. Whitman has acquired many honors and accolades in politics. He has been most recently elected to the National Board of the Young Republican National Federation as Assistant Secretary and Digital Communications Director. He previously served for a two-year term as National Policy Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation and State Chairman of the Wyoming Young Republicans. His policy expertise includes economic policy, healthcare policy and foreign policy. In 2011, Dr. Whitman was nominated as an at-large member of the Executive Board, Park County Republican Party. In 2013, Jason was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Natrona County WY GOP where he was the Communications Director until being elected as an at-large Member of the Executive Committee in 2015. Dr. Whitman also served on the Team Romney digital team from June-November of 2012.
In 2010 Dr. Whitman was a Republican candidate for the Wyoming Legislature in one of the most hotly contested primaries in the state’s legislative races according to the Casper Star Tribune. Jason has been involved in many state-wide and federal campaigns with the most recent being a position on the leadership team of Liz Cheney’s campaign for Wyoming’s seat in the United States House of Representatives.
In his spare time, Dr. Whitman is an avid photographer and has traveled all over North America with a particular interest in the American West. His work has been featured on Fox News and in many other venues. More information about his photography may be found here.
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