Eric Jackson

About Eric Jackson

ERIC JACKSON – Ballot #4

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Eric Jackson grew up in Trenton, and has maintained residency in the city his whole life. After losing narrowly in the 2010 mayoral race,  Jackson never doubted his decision to run for mayor again. After graduating from college, Jackson became Director of Operations and Personnel for the nonprofit Henry J. Austin Center, a Trenton-based primary health care provider where he expanded the business to serve more Trenton families. He then had a 17-year career with the City of Trenton, serving in policy and administrative capacities and rising to Director of Public Works.

He served in Tony Mack’s administration for a few weeks as assistant business administrator. In September 2011, he took a job as director of the Department of Public Works and Urban Development in Plainfield, NJ, where he asked for a residency waiver so he could continue to live in Trenton.  Jackson is endorsed by former Mayor Douglas Palmer.

QUICK FACTS

  • Education: BA in Business Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Has served on numerous boards, including the board of trustees of the Trenton Free Public Library where he served as president; the New Jersey Water Works Association, the Public Works Association of Central New Jersey and the New Jersey Association on Corrections.
  • Eric lives in Trenton with his wife, Deniece, and his son Adrian, a graduate of Temple University and current law school student.

CAMPAIGN GOALS

  • To transform Trenton into a safe city with strong municipal support, an accessible health care continuum, constructive recreation, and an Arts and Culture district with strong social structures that ensures sustainability
  • To have an open, honest, and ongoing conversation with members of the city to make important decisions within City Hall.
  • To reduce crime and gang-related gun violence
  • To improve the education system and its graduation rate
  • To establish an office in support of public education and teachers.
  • To create job opportunities and job training while building a strong economic development climate