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  Jackson, Jr., Jesse L.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Address2559 East 72nd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60649, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born March 11, 1965 (54 years)
Contributor*crickets chirp*
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Feb 26, 2013 11:48pm
Tags Black - Very Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Anti-Tort Reform - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Married - Convicted - Imprisoned - Baptist - Straight -
InfoRepresentative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. began service in the United States House of Representatives on December 12, 1995, as he was sworn in as a member of the 104th Congress. He is the 91st African American ever elected to Congress.

Representative Jackson currently sits on the House Appropriations Committee, serving on the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. He is also on the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs.

Through legislative initiatives, Representative Jackson has led the push to end the death penalty, curb the scourge of HIV/AIDS and set a new framework for mutually beneficial trade in sub-Saharan Africa-creatively combining both in his HOPE for Africa Act of 1999 (Human Rights, Opportunity, Partnership and Empowerment). He has also addressed critical domestic health care needs in underserved communities by leading the successful effort to establish the Center of Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Representative Jackson has also proposed constitutional amendments ensuring that public education of equal high quality and health care of equal high quality are seen as human rights for all Americans.

Prior to his congressional service, Representative Jackson served as the National Field Director of the National Rainbow Coalition. Among his accomplishments there was the creation of a voter education program to teach citizens the importance of participating in government.

In 1987, Representative Jackson graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Three years later, he earned a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from the Chicago Theological Seminary, and in 1993, received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law. He has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from The Chicago Theological Seminary, North Carolina A & T State University, Governors State University, Prairie State College, Columbia College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Meharry Medical College. Representative Jackson takes the bold step of calling for amending the U.S. Constitution in his book, A More Perfect Union: Advancing New American Rights (2001). He has also co-authored three books with his father, the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.: Legal Lynching (1996), Legal Lynching II (2001) which make the case against the death penalty, and It's About The Money (1999) on personal and family finance.

Representative Jackson was born March 11, 1965. He resides in the Second Congressional District of Illinois with his wife Sandi, and daughter Jessica Donatella



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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 20, 2013 11:30pm Scandal Jacksons' guilt a tale of excess  Article COSDem 
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm News Video: Jackson Jr. pleads guilty   Article COSDem 
Feb 15, 2013 06:00am News Jesse Jackson Jr., wife agree to plead guilty  Article Chronicler 
Nov 21, 2012 01:00pm News Report: Jackson Jr. to announce resignation from Congress  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Nov 11, 2012 04:30pm Investigation Jesse Jackson, Jr. plea deal likely to include resignation, jail time  Article RBH 
Nov 08, 2012 07:00am Investigation Jesse Jackson Jr. in plea deal talks with feds: sources  Article Imperator 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.60000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Sandi Jackson 00, 0000-
Father Jesse L. Jackson 1941-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/06/2012 IL - District 02 Won 63.25% (+40.03%)
  03/20/2012 IL District 2 - D Primary Won 71.22% (+42.44%)
  11/02/2010 IL District 2 Won 80.52% (+66.69%)
  02/02/2010 IL District 2 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/02/2010 IL Central Committeeman Dist. 2 Won 66.86% (+33.71%)
  11/04/2008 IL District 2 Won 89.41% (+78.83%)
  02/05/2008 IL District 2 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 IL District 2 Won 84.84% (+73.02%)
  03/21/2006 IL District 2 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 IL District 2 Won 88.34% (+76.67%)
  03/16/2004 IL District 2 - D Primary Won 88.55% (+82.64%)
  11/05/2002 IL District 2 Won 82.30% (+64.60%)
  11/07/2000 IL District 2 Won 89.84% (+79.68%)
  11/03/1998 IL District 2 Won 89.39% (+79.75%)
  11/05/1996 IL District 2 Won 94.06% (+88.14%)
  03/19/1996 IL District 2 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/12/1995 IL District 2 - Special Election Won 76.04% (+52.08%)
  11/28/1995 IL District 2 - Special D Primary Won 48.24% (+9.51%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/12/2009 IL US Senate - Appointment Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  02/27/2007 Chicago Mayor Lost 0.00% (-70.69%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL District 10 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Ilya Sheyman
IL - District 11 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Juan R. Thomas
IL State House 026- D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Kenny Johnson
Chicago Mayor - Feb 22, 2011 D Carol Moseley Braun
AL Governor - D Primary - Jun 01, 2010 D Artur Davis
Cook County Board President - D Primary - Feb 02, 2010 D Toni Preckwinkle
TN District 9 - D Primary - Aug 07, 2008 D Steve Cohen
Cook County State's Attorney - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Larry Suffredin
Cook County Recorder of Deeds- D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Ed H. Smith
Chicago Ward 03 - Runoff - Apr 17, 2007 D Pat Dowell
MA Secretary of State - D Primary - Sep 19, 2006 D John Bonifaz
MN District 05 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Keith M. Ellison
MD State Senate 20 - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Jamie Raskin
Cook County Commissioner 06- D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Nicholas Keith Chambers
Cook County Commissioner 05- D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Dian M. Powell
IL Treasurer- D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Howard Dean
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Barack Obama
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Barack Obama
IL US President - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Howard Dean
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Howard Dean
IL Governor - D Primary - Mar 17, 1998 D Roland Burris
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