Democrat Corey Jackson seeks Inland Assembly seat – Press-Enterprise

Corey Jackson wants to chart a new course in the Inland Empire’s overhauled political landscape.

The Riverside County Board of Education trustee has launched a campaign for California’s redrawn 60th Assembly District, which encompasses Moreno Valley and Perris and parts of Riverside, Hemet and San Jacinto.

“I am running to make sure that we have a true fighter representing our district to ensure that we have the resources that we need and deserve,” the Democrat said in a news release last month. “Our communities have been neglected for far too long.”

At least 18 local elected leaders have endorsed Jackson, including Riverside County Supervisors Jeff Hewitt and Chuck Washington, county Superintendent of Schools Edwin Gomez and Perris City Council Members Malcolm Corona and David Starr Rabb, according to another Jackson campaign news release.

Jackson represents parts of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris as the Board of Education’s Area 3 trustee. He was elected to that office in 2020.

He is founder and chief executive officer of SBX Youth and Family Services, which seeks to fight poverty and violence through community organizing, education and mentoring. He also is political action chair of the Riverside NAACP and youth minister at the Moreno Valley Church of Christ.

Jackson also is chair of the California Democratic Party Black Caucus and serves on the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee.

The new 60th is friendly to Democrats, who make up 48% of the district’s registered voters compared to 23% for Republicans, according to Political Data Inc.

The district will be on the ballot in California’s June 7 primary election. The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will advance to the November general election.


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