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Candidate Profile: Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson
Mary Jackson

Office sought: Turlock City Council

Political party: Democrat (non-partisan race)

Place of employment and job title (If retired, position at retirement): Merced College, Instructor

Birth date, place: 12-07-67, Turlock, CA

Campaign Web site (if applicable):

If married, please list date, place and spouse's name: October 25, 1997, Turlock, CA, Kurt Nass

If you have children, please list their names and ages:

Education: Schools attended, degrees attained: Turlock High, diploma; University of Missouri, BA Broadcast Journalism & Political Science; Victoria University of Wellington, Masters coursework

Have you served in the military? If so, please list rank and bases where you served: No

Have you ever been convicted or arrested for a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain: No

Have you ever declared bankruptcy? If so, please include dates: No

Have you held any past elected public offices? (include dates): No

Have you held any past appointed public offices? (include dates): No

Please list any professional, social, labor or fraternal groups of which you are a member: Turlock City Arts Commission, Carnegie Building Committee, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority

Please list your top three priorities if you are elected to the office you're seeking. You may use up to 50 words per priority. Longer items will be edited to meet the word limit.

Public Safety:

Enforcement and prevention go hand in hand. Accountability of parents when children commit crimes.I will assist agencies and non-profits in crime prevention. I will provide police with all tools needed to fight crime, including adding surveillance cameras to downtown and high crime areas.

Economic Development & Growth:

Strong economic growth for Turlock. Attract new businesses while, supporting our existing businesses, employers and family farms. We must work on developing the right mix of commerce and industry which will keep the tax dollars in Turlock. Growth is inevitable, but our quality of life must remain a top priority.

Independence & Accountability:

I will be an independent voice on the city council. I will bring common sense and fiscal responsibility with YOUR tax dollars - while making decisions that are in the best interest of all citizens not a select few. It is more important to do the "right thing" than just "doing things right."