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Candidate Q&A: Kevin Jackson

Petitioning Republican seeks seat on Board of Selectmen.

Name

Kevin Jackson

Party, Position Seeking

Republican Petitioning Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Background: 

  • Connecticut native.
  • Undergraduate: University of Colorado at Boulder – Leeds School of Management
  • Economics and Business Management
  • Graduate work: Yale School of Management
  • Executive level Economics and Organizational Management

Family information:

Married to wife Linda for 20 years. Two children, Peyton 14, and Cooper 11.

Occupation: 

  • The Jackson Group, 2004 — Present: Investment Banking, Private Equity, Investment Management, and Mergers and Acquisitions, Integration and Project Management
  • JMS, 1997-2004, Senior Vice President: Investment Management and Investment Banking
  • Trinity College, 1994-1998, Adjunct Professor: Organizational Management, Investment Management, Fundamental and Quantitative Analysis
  • Advest, 1993-1997, First Vice President: Investment Management and Investment Banking

Political Experience: 

This is my first run for public office

Other Relevant Experience, Community Service: 

  • Hartford Chamber of Commerce 1993-1997
  • Board of Directors and Membership
  • Granby Chamber of Commerce 1995-1999
  • Board of Directors
  • Business Network International 1992-2004
  • 3 Term President, Vice President, and Treasurer
  • Former Treasurer- The Granby Drummer 1995-1998
  • Volunteer Ski Race Coach
  • Valley Lodge No 36 A.F. & A. M.
  • Recent volunteer building Press Box for Friends of Canton Football

Why are you running for office?

I’m running for the Board of Selectmen because I care deeply about the town of Canton. My goal is to continue to make Canton a great place to live and raise a family. I am looking forward to a cooperative environment, partnering with Canton’s residents, the towns governing bodies, and State and Federal officials in an effort to assure positive direction, budget constraints, and prudent fiscal oversight of taxpayer dollars. Together we will continue to improve the quality of life and services for the entire community.

What skills do you have that you could bring to the community?

Over the years I have proven to be an energetic and effective manager that is highly motivational and a person who drives innovation and best practice. I possess decades of experience managing complex tasks with multiple challenges confronting implementation and have patience with organizational dynamics.

If elected, what would be your primary areas of focus?  

Reprioritizing capital expenditures to maintain superior public safety, services, and improve the neglected elements of our infrastructure.

After reviewing the Capitol Projects Study Group recommendations, the 2003 POCD, and the recent Pavement Management Study, I will work collaboratively, immediately, and with diligence to bring to fruition the highest priorities these groups have identified.

Name something the town has done well over the past four years.

Kept the budget from expanding.

What is something the town could have done better during the past four years?

Maintained the town properties and roadways and encouraged a more business friendly environment.

N. Jon I. Twist October 28, 2011 at 09:52 PM
One of the ME generation. Can't accept NO for an answer
Kevin Jackson November 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM
Dear N. Jon I. Twist, or whatever your cowardly name is, I feel terribly sorry for you. You sound sadly uninformed. Was your sole intention here to cause some irrelevant clamor to cloud the real issues? Why do you feel it necessary to hide behind a pseudonym? Are you afraid that when your real name is revealed public scrutiny would label you for the hack that you are? Why the attempt at character assassination? Have I done something to offend you? If you had a question of me or any of the other candidates who took the time from their lives to VOLUNTEER to HELP the community, I'm sure we would all have chosen to respond to any reasonable question in a civil manner. As far as your baseless statement is concerned, on the day you were taking this mindless shot at me, this part of the ME generation was out volunteering with the Lions Club replacing the decking and the stairs at the town gazebo. Where were you? Oh, that's right...you were making a ridiculous comment about someone you don't even know. Very classy and a fine display of intelligence I might add. Sad to inform you, but this so-called member of the ME generation spent a career serving the You's of the world and thankfully for the people I have served, my unwillingness to accept the word NO afforded me the luxury of serving my family AND yours. Get a life. Kevin Jackson P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!
Kevin Jackson November 24, 2011 at 12:14 PM
Oh ya Jonnie, And while you were looking for a free handout at the Community Center, I was out offering to drive stranded folks to safety and running my chainsaw helping make the towns roads passable. How was the soup?
Kevin Jackson November 28, 2011 at 08:33 PM
Nothing? Come on Jonnie!!!
Marty Salvatore September 17, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Thank GOD you lost, buddy! Just what we need in politics: internet goons. "Come on Jonnie!!!" You sound like the bully from Karate Kid.
Andrew Ziemba September 17, 2012 at 08:25 PM
LoL! You can disagree with his political beliefs perhaps, but Kevin Jackson is a friendly guy. I'm unsure why you have resurrected this ancient post!

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