Jonathan Jackson is Endorsed by David Orr, Former Cook County Clerk (Chicago, IL) — David Orr, former longtime Cook County Clerk and Chair of Good Government Illinois, is endorsing Jonathan Jackson for Congress from the 1st Congressional District. Orr praised Jonathan and the entire Jackson family for their decades-long commitment to fighting for civil rights and the expansion of voting rights.
“In a crowded field, Jonathan Jackson stands out to me because of his long and unwavering commitment to protecting democracy and expanding voting rights. I think he will make a great Congressman and I look forward to working with him,” Orr said.
In response to Orr’s endorsement, Jackson said, “Voter protection, in conjunction with expanding voting rights, has been a cornerstone of my activism. When I get to Congress, I will fully support and sponsor the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and work to increase protections in the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“I am proud to have earned the endorsement of former Cook County Clerk David Orr,” Jackson added. “I look forward to his continued involvement and counsel on issues related to voting, elections, and transparency in government.”
As Cook County Clerk from 1991 to 2019, Orr was the chief election authority for suburban Cook County, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the country. He is the founder and chair of Good Government Illinois.
Meet Jonathan L. Jackson
I am Jonathan Luther Jackson, the third of five children born to the civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. and social justice advocate Jacqueline Lavina Jackson.
I was born in Chicago on January 7, 1966 during the civil rights era – a time when my parents and civil rights leaders across this country were fighting for Americans who had been denied access to the American dream and to freedoms enjoyed by everyone else.
My DNA is built around fighting for social change. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was my Godfather and I am honored with the middle name of Luther. I carry it very proudly because of who Dr. King was to this world and more personally to me and my family.
Jonathan Jackson is Endorsed by David Orr, Former Cook County Clerk