MI List Endorses: Pam Jackson
Pam Jackson is currently a professor at Oakland Community College teaching mathematics, construction and concrete construction management. Having taught in the West Bloomfield, Huron Valley, and Pontiac Schools, Pam knows what is needed in the classroom and curriculum for student's future success. Pam's educational background is diverse with a BA-Mathematics, MA-Mathematics, and MS-Industrial Technology/Construction Management. She is a PhD candidate at Wayne State University where she is finishing her dissertation and working in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Corrections on prison education. Having owned a construction company Pam understands what it takes to start a business and make it a success. Knowing that the construction industry is more than just a hammer and nails, Jackson created the construction and concrete construction management programs at Oakland Community College. She's also been instrumental in creating technology classrooms, a Russian Language program, and online coursework in mathematics and concrete construction to expand educational opportunities for others.
Pam is ready to go to Lansing and work collaboratively to create policies that empower and foster entrepreneurship and small business, protect the elderly, educate our youth, retain the rich human capital our great state produces, and ensure that the state of Michigan will remain a desired place for businesses to call home. Her ability to be innovative and creative along with her diverse educational and small business background, makes Pam ready to hit the pavement running in January.
The 39th District
Pam Jackson has knocked on thousands of doors in the 39th District and has spoken to people from all political persuasions. Resultantly, a common set of concerns resonates: education, jobs, and community. Residents clearly support increased funding for pre-K and K-12 so that all students have access to quality education. Affordable post-secondary training or higher education is a top priority. They believe legislators need to create incentives and policies to encourage entrepreneurs and other businesses to make Michigan their home and hire Michigan workers. They believe it is important to diversify our energy portfolio to create jobs and energy in Michigan, rather than sending our energy dollars out of state. The recently imposed pension tax has forced some Senior Citizens to decide between buying food or medication. Residents value strong police and fire departments to make their community a safe place to live. The 39th District's wonderful parks, lakes, and rivers are prized features, and people emphasize the importance of fixing and maintainin our roads and bridges.
Because of Pam Jackson's diverse educational and small business background and genuine passion for the issues, the community has told her that she is their preferred candidate to be their next voice in Lansing.