Independent Kenneth Jackson is a candidate for Charlottesville City Council. Two of the five seats on council will be determined in the November 7 general election. Other candidates in this race include John Hall (I), Heather Hill (D), Amy Laufer (D), Paul Long (I), and Nikyuah Walker (I).
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 10 questions about their qualifications, priorities and important quality of life issues. Included in the box at the right are links to the full transcript and audio recording of those interviews.
Bio: Kenny Jackson is a 50-year- old native of Charlottesville, Virginia who would be honored to serve on Charlottesville City Council. Kenny firmly believes that local government needs to govern for the people, be accessible and answerable to them. The role of government is to promote and foster an environment in which people can flourish and contribute to the well-being of their communities.
Education: Kenny attended Burnley Moran and Clark Elementary Schools; Buford Middle School; and graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1986. Kenny studied Business Management at Piedmont Virginia Community College and Criminal Justice at Southside Virginia Community College. He received a Certificate in Political Studies from the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
Occupation: Kenny has 30 years’ experience in business management and has held supervisory roles.
Previous political experience: Ran as a Republican for City Council in 2004
Age on Election Day: 50
Neighborhood: Johnson Village
Family: He is the proud father of a 28-year- old daughter who attended and graduated from the Charlottesville Public School System.
Other interests and experiences:
Since the age of 18, Kenny has been involved in Community Service Boards and organizations in and around Charlottesville.
Telephone: (434) 390-7598