Jack Dean, Editor

Jack Dean on Channel 4's "News Conference"Jack Dean is the editor of this blog and president of the Fullerton Association of Concerned Taxpayers (FACT).

He is also founder and editor of PensionTsunami.com — a daily news aggregation website which he launched in 2004 to monitor the growing public pension crisis.

He is currently vice president of two pension reform groups — the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility (CFFR) — an educational organization launched in 2006 by the late California Assemblyman Keith Richman to work on the pension issue on a statewide basis, and a political group called California Pension Reform whose goal is to put a pension reform measure on a future statewide ballot. He is also an advisor to the California Policy Center.

After earning a B.A. in Journalism and English at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst — where he served as editor-in-chief of the campus daily newspaper — Dean began his multi-faceted career in a small town in northern Connecticut as editor of a weekly newspaper, followed by work in the fields of public relations, advertising, marketing, non-profit fundraising and political consulting.

A former executive director of the Reason Foundation, he served as Senior Adviser to both presidential campaigns of Libertarian candidate Harry Browne in 1996 and 2000.

In 2013 he was named California’s Taxfighter of the Year by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

JackDean on C-SPAN 2010

ABOVE: Jack served as moderator of a panel discussion in Washington, DC for the US Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
BELOW: In 2010, Jack was interviewed by Reason TV on the growing pension crisis.