Benjamin Slate

Government Affairs Associate

Benjamin (Ben) Slate is a Government Affairs Associate at the Commonwealth Foundation.

In this role, Ben is responsible for advocacy, legislative tracking, and strategy-based research. Prior to joining the team full-time, Ben completed internships with the Commonwealth Foundation and U.S. House of Representatives.

A North Carolina transplant, Ben established his Pennsylvania roots as a Grove City College student, where he earned his BA in Political Science with minors in History and Biblical/Religious Studies. While there he grew campus ministry organizations, competed in NCAA swimming, and volunteered in local politics.

At nine months old he attended his first political event and has since enjoyed all things government. Ben currently volunteers in the leadership of a local professional political organization, and in his spare time enjoys cycling, watching baseball, and exploring historical landmarks.