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Jonathan Doster

Director, Legislative Affairs, Illinois Policy

Jonathan Doster is the Director of Legislative Affairs at Start Early. With colleagues from the Illinois Policy Team, he leads the agency’s state legislative affairs, working directly with the legislature and other policymakers in Springfield to increase access to and funding for early learning programs across Illinois.

Born and raised in Chicago’s south suburbs, he holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master’s of Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.

Jonathan lives in Uptown with his wife, son, and chocolate lab, Josie.