I am supporting Robert Jackson for the State Senate because I know that legislative body truly needs his ethical standards, diligence and intellect. I first met Bob back in the Nineties when he was the Chair of Community School Board 6 and one of the founders of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity; the coalition of parents, communities, and educators that successfully challenged New York State’s funding formula for public education and brought billions of dollars to our City’s public schools.
I watched him bring the same energy and passion to the City Council as the Chair of the Education Committee - guided always by his belief that education is a basic civil right. I can tell you as a former Councilmember that he was one of the members who worked tirelessly for his community’s needs as well as those in the city with his legislative efforts and inspired advocacy for tenant’s rights, more affordable housing, small businesses, services for the aging, assistance for immigrants and more jobs as he helped create a nationally recognized manpower training program.
I know he will bring that same skill and diligence to the State Senate. Then you can be sure that the interests and needs of the community will be ably represented in Albany.