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Jackie Gordon is a combat veteran, an educator, a public servant, and a community leader.
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.
Gordon has spent nearly 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 mentors and advises Long Island high schoolers, guiding them into productive lives, into college, and into the workforce. Since 2007, she has served on the Babylon Town Council, where she has 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 lives in Copiague with her son Augustus. Her daughter, Kerrianne, is a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.
“During her twelve years in office Jackie Gordon has showed what commitment to service can do. She’s a true champion of middle class families. We can trust Jackie to get real results and make Washington work for Long Island families again."
"Everyone who knows Jackie’s work on the Babylon Council understands that she puts results first. Whether it's starting gardens to help kids or starting programs to honor other veterans, Jackie is tireless and committed to results."
“As a mother, educator and combat veteran, Jackie will bring a much needed, fresh perspective to Washington. I know she’ll fight hard each and every day to avoid the partisan gridlock and deliver for Long Island families.”
“Too many Long Island families are struggling to make ends meet and rising health care costs are only making matters worse. She'll prioritize lowering prescription drug prices and protecting coverage for families with preexisting conditions. And Jackie knows how to get real results.”
"Jackie is a true public servant, from helping hundreds of children in our schools, to helping plan our region's transportation infrastructure, she has consistently put what is best for all of us first."
“We need someone in Congress who will fight for the little guy. Jackie will fight for our families like she fought for our country and that’s why voters will choose her next November.”
"We need new leadership ready to stand up and fight back against the partisan gridlock that is hurting Long Island families. As a proven leader serving our communities as a combat veteran, educator, and public servant Jackie Gordon understands the diverse needs of this district and she has the record to back it up."