Robert Jackson (NYC)


Robert Jackson (NYC)

Robert Jackson is a member of the New York City Council, representing the 7th District in Manhattan. The district includes the neighborhoods of West Harlem, Sugar Hill, Washington Heights and Inwood. Jackson, first elected in 2001, is a Democrat. He will be term limited in 2009.

Before being elected to the Council, Jackson was employed by the Public Employee Federation, a labor union. He was also the president of the Parents' Association for Community School Board 6. In 1993 he was one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that argued that the State of New York's method of allocating funds for public education did not provide adequately for children in New York City, and therefore violated the New York State Constitution and the federal Civil Rights Act. On June 26, 2003, the New York State Court of Appeals (the state's highest court) ruled in favor of plaintiffs, and gave the State until July 30, 2004 to implement changes.

Jackson graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1975.

External links

* [http://council.nyc.gov/d7/html/members/home.shtml Official NYC Council Website about Robert Jackson]


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