Jackson to seek District 1 council seat

Published 3:00 am Friday, June 3, 2016

Pike County and Troy resident Anthony Jackson announces his intentions to qualify to become the next elected member of the Troy City Council representing District 1.

Jackson was raised in the Springhill community of Pike County and is a 1992 graduate of Goshen High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Troy University in 2009.  He attended Troy State University shortly upon graduation from Goshen High School; however, in 1993 his dedication to service called him to join the United States Navy.


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Jackson spent 11 years in the U.S. Navy achieving the rank of E-5 and received an honorable discharge in 2003. His military career took him on tours of the West Coast, East Coast, Souda Bay, Greece on the Island of Crete. “I believe these opportunities to observe and learn a lot about people from different cultures and governments to help provide some of the necessary skills required for effective political leadership,” Jackson said.

An exciting job offered allowed Jackson to come back home and be closer to his family in the historic city of Troy. “I like the way Troy has grown from what was before leaving to experience a rewarding military career. I seek to be a positive difference within the Troy City Council that will grow all the citizens of Troy along with new and prosperous businesses,” he said. “I am an advocate who realizes we must not only educate ourselves, but we must also educate our citizens. I know that acquiring knowledge and having information doesn’t just take place in a classroom setting, but whenever there is an opportunity to teach and learn.”

Jackson has been actively involved throughout the community in voter registration along with voter education efforts and he has frequently attended the Troy City Council meetings. He is involved in local community activities and strives to mentor young African American men in the area.

“I would appreciate the vote and support of every voter in District 1 and sincerely thank each of you for allowing me the chance to continue to serve not in the military, but as a Troy City Council member in our wonderful city,” he said.