What is your full, legal name?
Robert Aaron Jackson
What name do you prefer be used in print?
What office do you seek?
Sheriff Coroner of Stanislaus County
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
I have been involved with local law enforcement since I was in high school. I take a great deal of pride in being a public servant. I am not happy with the current leadership at our sheriffs department. Our sheriffs department is in need of leadership that puts the interest of the public and the organization first. After working there for nearly 20 years I understand what works in that organization and what does not.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
Developing a plan for the Sheriffs Department that will deal with the current fiscal crisis but will also focus on meeting the needs of the community. Violent crime is also an area that I am concerned with. Crime is down throughout our region but I am very concerned with the amount of violence we are seeing in the greater Modesto area.
What sets you apart from the other candidates?
The major difference between my opponent and myself is our leadership styles. I believe in leading in a proactive manner where our current Sheriff is much more reactive. I also feel that my core values are such that my commitment to ethics, integrity and professionalism greatly exceeds my opponents.
Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement)
Turlock Police Department, Police Captain
What date were you born and where?
October 14th 1967 Ceres, California
What is your spouse's name, if any?
What are the names and ages of your children, if any?
Andrew 20yrs Eric 11yrs
Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.
Ceres High School Graduated 1985
Modesto Junior College 1987 Associates Degree in Administration of Justice
California State University Long Beach 2007 Bachelor of Science Occupational Studies
California State University Long Beach 2009 Masters of Science Emergency Services Administration
Cornell University 2007 Certificate in Executive Leadership
Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title)
Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title)