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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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Riverside CountyCandidate for Treasurer/Tax Collector

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Hakan Jackson

Data Analyst
50,640 votes (17.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safety
  • Accessibility
  • Transparency

Experience

Experience

Profession:Data Analyst
Data Analyst, Central for Community Action and Environmental Justice (2015–current)
Biomedical Equipment Engineering, Air Force (2000–2012)

Education

Boston University Masters degree in Business Administration, Business Administration (2014)

Community Activities

Treasurer, Riverside County Young Dems (2017–current)
Member, Lions Club (2018–current)
Member, Veterans for Foreign Wars (2016–current)

Biography

 

Hakan Jackson was born and raised in Southern California. Since High School he has been interested in finance, not only reading books about personal finance, but also graduating from his school’s Business Academy. Coming from a poor back ground and having a profound sense of service, Hakan joined the Air Force 2 weeks after graduating High School on the 4th of July in 2000. Hakan received a lot of training in the Air Force. Do to his high ASVAB scores Hakan was sent to biomedical equipment engineering school, one of the most challenging enlisted schools in the Air Force (with the highest washout rate in the Air Force of 34%). Hakan also graduated Airman Leadership School at the top of his class as a distinguished graduate. This just highlights some of Hakan’s military training

During his military service Hakan deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and for humanitarian aid following the 2006 Pangandaran earthquake and tsunami. Hakan also served 1 year in South Korea and 6 years in Japan (which included the 2011 9.0 earthquake). While serving fulltime in the military, Hakan worked part time on his education. First completing his associate of science in biomedical equipment technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Then, finishing his bachelor of science in social sciences from University of Maryland University College. Hakan was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant (E5) and left the military in 2012 to pursue his MBA fulltime at Boston University.

 

After graduating from Boston University and obtaining his MBA, in 2014 Hakan came back to California to help take care of his mother in Riverside who was going through a tough time. Shortly thereafter, Hakan became a field organizer for Congressman Mark Takano in 2014. Hakan is now serving as treasurer for the Riverside County Young Democrats and is working as a data analyst at CCAEJ. Hakan is quite the autodidact who regularly listens to economic podcasts and is well read in finance and economics—frequently posting book reviews on goodreads.com. 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Frank Reyes.
  • Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

Organizations (5)

  • Democrats of Greater Riverside
  • Riverside County Democratic Party
  • Democrats of Corona Norco
  • Truman Club
  • Riverside County Young Dems

Elected Officials (1)

  • Eloise Reyes

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