BIBA Member Tito Jackson launches Boston City Council Campaign

Dec 20, 2010

BOSTON, MA - Tito Jackson today announced his candidacy for District 7 Boston City Council. A native Bostonian, Jackson is anxious to work with the community to promote initiatives that will benefit the residents of District 7, such as strategic economic investment and creating jobs for today and tomorrow.

Jackson is proposing an ambitious agenda, including:

  • A community-based economic recovery plan that develops working partnerships with local institutions and businesses to create much-needed jobs.
  • Investments in Boston’s public schools that promote student success and safety, particularly in light of the proposed school closings, and that will ensure that Boston’s students are prepared to compete in an increasingly-global economy.
  • Affordable housing and home loan opportunities such as those offered by MAHA (Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance) that will convert foreclosed properties into affordable housing; offering benefits to long-term, stable homeowners and tenants who have made an investment in the community.
  • Safer, more secure neighborhoods through partnerships between businesses and community members that will actively engage neighborhood residents and give them greater control over their neighborhood.

A former community organizer, Jackson believes that city government should be accessible to all Boston residents, and that local elected officials have an obligation to inform their constituencies as to how they can have meaningful input into the process.

"Everyday as I drive through this District, I see obstacles and opportunities everywhere," said Jackson. "My candidacy is about maximizing the opportunities and overcoming the obstacles. With your help and partnership we will move District 7 Forward."

Jackson brings experience and leadership to his initiatives. As a former, Industry Director in the Massachusetts Office of Business Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he delivered jobs and economic investment to Massachusetts’ 351 cities and towns. Combined with his passions for social justice and community development, he is uniquely qualified to become the next Boston city councillor representing District 7. Jackson most recently served as Political Director on Governor Deval Patrick's successful re-election campaign.