Jackson's portrait from the American Conservative Journal's Top Ten Conservatives in North America List 2018
|House of Deputies Member for Inland Valley|
November 1st, 2004 – November 1st, 2012
|Preceded by||Robert Morris|
|Succeeded by||George Cooke|
April 9, 1979|
Rancho Cucamonga, Pacífica
|Spouse(s)||Justin Harper (m. 2001)|
|Children||2 (Adam and Andrew)|
|Residence||Rancho Cucamonga, Pacífica|
|Alma mater||University of Pacífica, San Diego|
Kennedy Mary Jackson is a Pacífican politician and political speaker. She served as a Federal Deputy and Assemblywoman for the State of Inland Valley and was the Conservative nominee for the 2016 Pacífican General Election. Politically, Jackson identifies as a Social Conservative and Economic Liberal.
Born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga, Jackson graduated from Rancho Cucamonga High School in 1997 and later University of Pacífica, San Diego in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in government. She began her political career in 2002 after winning the Inland Valley Assembly District 1 Special Election. She became known in Inland Valley for her outspoken conservative views on social and economic issues. In 2004, she won a seat in the House of Deputies for the same district, defeating incumbent Social Democrat Robert Morris. She retired from the House in 2012 because of the birth of her second son, Andrew.
She returned to the political life in 2015, when she decided to run for the Conservative nomination for Prime Minister. In early 2016, she defeated her main challenger, Governor Joaquin Morales of Sonora and won the Conservative nomination. Her and her running mate, Evangelical pastor Robert Jameson, went on to be defeated by Alberto de Sol of the Social Democratic Party, winning 47% of the vote. After her defeat, Jackson became a political speaker and began speaking at conservative events all over the North American Union. In June of 2019, she declared her candidacy for the upcoming 2020 North American Congress Election.
Kennedy Jackson was born on April 9th, 1979 as the second child and first daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Jackson. She, and her brother Mark, grew up in a very Conservative household, with her father being a local Conservative strategist and her mother being a devout member of the Conservative Women's Club of Rancho Cucamonga.
Jackson attended Rancho Intermediate School and later Rancho Cucamonga High School, graduating in 1997. While at RCHS, she ran for Associated Student Body President. Although she lost, she was later appointed ASB Secretary. Despite losing, Jackson claims this event inspired her to become a politician saying in a 2018 interview: "I was inspired by the campaigning, the ruthless debates, and the general desire to help those underrepresented". After graduating high school, Jackson attended the University of Pacífica, San Diego and obtained a bachelor's degree in government and legislative management.
2016 General Election
Marriage and Family
In 2002, Jackson married her college boyfriend Justin Harper. It made headlines statewide as it was the first time an Assemblymember had married while in office. On June 3rd, 2003, Jackson gave birth to her first son, Adam at San Antonio Regional Hospital. In 2012, Jackson gave birth to her second son, Andrew. During the birth, however, Jackson continually fell in and out of consciousness due to low blood pressure and lack of oxygen, almost resulting in her and Andrew's death. Because of this near death experience, Jackson announced that she would not be seeking re-election in 2012 to take time for her and her son's health. Jackson and Andrew were later released from San Antonio after three weeks of care.
Although presenting herself as a Liberal Conservative during the 2016 Pacífican General Election, Jackson's views and voting stances align with the right wing of the Conservative Party. She is a staunch opponent of abortion and the legalization of marijuana and constantly voted against the two in the House. As a Federal Deputy, she supported many conservative and traditionalist legislation, including the Religious Promotion Act (which would of lend government money to places of religious worship) and the Bring our Troops Home Act (which decreased Pacífican involvement in the War in the Middle East. She also is a supporter of the Monarchy of Pacífica, believing that a Pacífican Republic would be a "anarchist and communist paradise".