Meet Jackie Gordon: Candidate for Congress NY-01

Jackie Gordon is a veteran, an educator, a public servant, and a community leader.

Dear Fishers Islanders,

On May 2nd, the Dems4FI Club hosted Democratic Congressional candidate Jackie Gordon in a virtual meet and greet.

Jackie’s description of her military experience as ideal preparation for working in Congress really resonated with the group that gathered. Explaining that soldiers are primarily trained in de-escalation techniques, helping them find paths toward cooperation and peaceful resolution of disagreements was very compelling for many.

She also reminded us that her lived experience as a black woman — and excelling in spaces where she was not wanted or invisible — is also fantastic training for working in Congress.

Jackie is also a listener. When we shared the issues that are important to Fishers Islanders, Jackie learned about us, and we learned about each other.

Jackie is one of three Democrats running to be the Democratic nominee for the NY-01 congressional seat. If you want to learn more about her or wish to donate to her campaign, you can find her website here: https://jackiegordonforcongress.com

We will be hosting a virtual Meet & Greet event for Kara Hahn on May 25 and are working on a date to host Bridget Fleming. Stay tuned!

Are you planning to vote in the June 28th primary? Make sure your voter registration up to date by checking here: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov

Thanks so much,
Dems4FI

Jackie was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and grew up in Queens, NY. While in college and teaching in local schools, she enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. Over her 29-year career in the Armed Forces, Jackie served our country overseas as a platoon leader in Germany during Operation Desert Storm, as an operations officer at Guantanamo Bay during the Global War on Terror, as a battle captain in Baghdad during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and as Commander of the 310th Military Police Battalion in Afghanistan in 2012. She retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2014.

Jackie has spent over three decades working in New York public schools and has earned degrees in education from Hunter College and Queens College. As a guidance counselor at Wilson Technological Center in Farmingdale, Jackie mentored and advised Long Island high schoolers, guiding them into productive lives, into college, and into the workforce. From 2007 to 2020, she served on the Babylon Town Council, where she worked to direct resources to veterans and military families as Chair of the Veterans Advisory Council, pushed for the revitalization of Wyandanch Village, which has breathed new life into the community, and helped raise nearly $1 million for the Wounded Warriors Project through the annual Soldier Ride in Babylon. Jackie has served our country overseas and now is stepping up to serve us in Congress.

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