Jackson Announces District 10 Candidacy

Written by Luke Thomas. Posted in News, Politics

Published on May 04, 2010 with 6 Comments

Community College Board Trustee Chris Jackson. Photo by Luke Thomas.

By Luke Thomas

May 4, 2010, 1:47 pm

Community College Board Trustee Chris Jackson announced today his candidacy in the race for District 10 Supervisor.

“I am proud to run to represent the diverse communities of District 10 on the Board of Supervisors,” Jackson, a Progressive, wrote in a statement released to FCJ. “It is a place my family has called home since 1966. My candidacy will focus on how we can make our neighborhoods safer and more family-friendly. Our district is in a place of transition, and we need responsible leadership that will carefully advocate for smart growth and good-paying jobs.”

Jackson was elected to the Community College Board of Trustees in 2008. In that citywide election, Jackson garnered over 8,000 votes from District 10 voters. He is the only African-American male currently elected to public office in San Francisco and works as a policy analyst for the San Francisco Labor Council.

District 10 is located in the Southeast quadrant of San Francisco and comprises the Portrero Hill, Bayview Hunters Point, Visitation Valley and Portola neighborhoods. Jackson is the 17th candidate vying to replace sitting District 10 Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, who terms out of office in January 2011.

Jackson said he will file his declaration of intent today with the San Francisco Department of Elections.

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the SanFranciscoSentinel.com, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched FogCityJournal.com. The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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