My name is Walter B. Jackson, Jr. and I’m asking for your vote on November 5th to elect me as a Board Of Education Member for Franklin Township. I have been living, worshipping & serving in Franklin Township for 21 years with my beautiful wife Catina and raised our three daughters, Tiana, Jasmine & Chloe here as well. I didn’t have the privilege of attending Franklin’s schools, but I can truly say that it has been very rewarding watching my three amazing daughters succeed and shine at all levels. So, for that, I am proud to say that I am raising “Warriors For Life”, who are making history. Their experiences have been my experiences. I make it my priority to be actively involved in all that they do, which includes all back to school nights, parent teacher conferences, plays, music concerts, sporting events, award assemblies, special presentations, clap ins, and clap outs. Nothing takes precedence over my children and their road to success. In prior years, I served as a District Church School Superintendent in the A.M.E. Church where I implemented the strategic planning of various curriculums, organized Church School Conventions throughout the state of New Jersey, and supported making Church Schools a happy, fun, and comfortable learning environment for children as well as adults. I also have been active with the Junior Achievement Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, and various mentoring programs, which have allowed me to reach others who may be considered underserved in many communities.

I am a 1995 graduate of Hampton University with a BS in Business Management. I have been in the financial sector for 23 years for Merrill Lynch/Bank of America and most of that time has been spent in compliance. I have had the opportunity to experience diverse people with many different concerns, requests, and issues. Therefore, listening, understanding and working to resolve problems to gain consensus for a common solution that satisfies all parties is what I absolutely enjoy doing. The process is not always easy, but I have the passion to respect diverse ways of thinking while solving real problems. 

I believe in Franklin! I believe in the work that has been done and I want to help contribute and continue moving Franklin Township forward. I believe in the success of all the students, the satisfaction of all the staff and the connection of the entire community. I would like to be a member of the Board of Education to listen and learn while also offering my time and talents. Please consider me, once again, when you visit the polls on November 5th

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Sincerely,

Walter B. Jackson, Jr.