September 22, 2017
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Dan Jackson Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Suzi Jackson

Phone: 336.317.8436

Email: dan@electdanjackson.com

 

Dan Jackson to Prioritize Business and Residential Growth, Fiscal Responsibility, and Safety

 

Jackson to Use Decades of Business Experience When Elected to City Council 

 

GREENSBORO, NC September 18, 2017— Greensboro native Dan Jackson is placing his bets on a Greensboro City Council member at-large seat as a way to bring people together, build a thriving business presence, and create positive change within the city of Greensboro. Jackson believes that all Greensboro families deserve to feel safe at home, work, school, and throughout the city.

“I want to make Greensboro a preferred city for business by lowering taxes and creating more jobs, thereby effectively lowering the crime rate,” said Jackson.

 Jackson’s campaign will be largely based on the cornerstones of helping Greensboro become the preferred North Carolina city for business and residential relocation as well as business growth and expansion; making Greensboro both safe and prosperous for all residents and visitors; prioritizing reliable and up-to-date infrastructure; and employing a solid fiscal responsibility for the city. 

Jackson will also place a high priority in retaining the wealth of students who come to Greensboro to complete their academic studies. Jackson notes that Greensboro has become a place where many students come, and then go. College and university students arrive here to receive an education, then take that knowledge elsewhere. 

“One of the best ways Greensboro can be assured of economic growth is to develop more job opportunities locally for our young people when they graduate,” said Jackson. “Greensboro has a very strong academic community. We need employers to work closely with them to ensure that universities are providing the knowledge and skills necessary to fill the jobs of the future.” 

Jackson is also a proponent of community policing and a more visible police department throughout the city. Jackson proposes to increase walking and bicycling routes in downtown Greensboro and its surrounding neighborhoods. When it comes to police transparency, Jackson would increase the use of police body cameras. He advocates that units be turned on anytime an officer exits his/her vehicle or walks a route.

As a City Council member who will be spending and saving business and residential tax dollars, Jackson plans to use funds toward projects and services that will benefit all of Greensboro’s citizens first. He proposes to promote the use of local contractors, women-owned businesses, and minority-owned businesses whenever possible, as well as invite a healthy competition that will result in lower costs and better-quality goods and services. 

“Now that I am retired, I will have the time to give back to Greensboro. I will go to work for the people of Greensboro, utilizing my experience as a native, born and raised here,” Jackson said. “And I will use my 30 years of business skills to position Greensboro for planned growth and make us a desired city for both businesses and residents.”

 

About Dan Jackson

Jackson was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. Jackson is a graduate of both Grimsley High School and North Carolina State University, where he earned degrees in both Economics and Business Management. Jackson has built a career in the purchasing profession for a variety of local manufacturing and distribution companies. For the last 15 years, he worked with Greensboro’s United States Postal Service as a contracting officer negotiating multi-million-dollar contracts, specializing in telecommunications. 

Jackson has deep ties to Greensboro, which makes him uniquely qualified to serve on the city council. He was raised with both a solid work ethic and fiscal responsibility. Jackson’s father founded and managed Jackson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, a commercial and city-focused business, for over 50 years. Jackson worked for his father’s business digging ditches and installing water and sewer in Starmount and other Greensboro neighborhoods, as well as The Dixie Building, city and county schools, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and the State Employees Credit Union (SECU). Jackson’s grandfather owned McBane Brown Oil Company, which serviced mostly residential customers for 72 years. 

Dan has been married to Suzi Jackson for 32 years and they have one son, Christopher Jackson, who is a realtor with Keller Williams Realty. Dan and Suzi attend Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.


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If you’d like more information about Dan Jackson, or if you’d like to schedule an interview with Dan, please call Suzi Jackson at 336.317.8436 or email dan@electdanjackson.com. Also, please visit www.electdanjackson.com to learn more about Dan and his vision for the city of Greensboro.