The Endorsement Of Jeff Jackson

There will be a plethora of 2024 endorsements. I already endorsed Joe Biden months ago. There will be many candidates that supports but will not be able to endorse. Most of those endorsements will be for Governor or at the federal level. Before the rush starts, today we can endorse a statewide, but sub-governor level candidate. He is well deserving and well qualified. His name is Jeff Jackson and he is a Democrat running for North Carolina Attorney General.

In the interest of full transparency, I am certain that we have been in the same room, most likely on multiple occasions, but we have never met. This endorsement is solely based on his education, service to America and political track record. (I am on many of his email lists which our common political backgrounds and philosophies account for.)

The job of a state attorney general is in part to be the state’s DA. Jackson was a prosecutor immediately prior to taking public office. It would be reassuring to know that the person making the decisions as to where to deploy the office’s assets shared a political philosophy with me.

As to qualifications, Jackson got his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to that he earned both a B.A. and M.A. from Emory University. Emory is not a household name because it isn’t a big-time sports school. As to academics it can hold its own with any other institution and leave most in the dust.

Jackson first hit my radar screen when he served in the North Carolina State Senate. During that time he was one of the people who led the fight against HB2, better known as the Bathroom Bill. Drawing less attention was the fact that he sponsored the legislation that codified a married woman’s right to consent (or withdraw it). Sounds common sense enough, but North Carolina was the last state to codify it.

I’ll simply leave it at that Jackson is a progressive who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

Jackson’s service to his country includes a wartime tour of duty in Afghanistan. Today he is still a JAG with the rank of major in the Army reserve.

Jeff is currently running for North Carolina Attorney General because the Republicans (who in North Carolina control the entire redistricting process) gerrymandered him out of his current U. S. House of Representatives seat. Let just say they didn’t do that because he was ineffective.

It is nearly impossible for a freshman in the House to sponsor anything that ends up becoming law but Jackson may have gained notoriety for another – arguably politically more important reason – he has been extremely effective in his use of social media. That is a great way to communicate with younger potential voters and their turnout is crucial.

It is with great home state pride and enthusiasm that endorses Jeff Jackson for North Carolina Attorney General!

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