PLEASE NOTE: Matthew Jackson is a write-in candidate for the Four-Year Council Term. If you would like to vote for him, print his name in the appropriate ballot section and fill in the oval to the left of the name.
NAME: Matthew Jackson
FAMILY: wife Debra, Family Practice Physician, stepdaughters Kimberly and Kassandra, father: Melvin, Firestone Millman, then Tool & Die Maker for 30 years, mother: Edith, IEA member, taught PE at Eisenhower and Cerro Gordo, Bethany and Bement, brother: Michael, banking in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
YEARS LIVED IN DECATUR: Within Decatur's City limits: 4 years. I have been a resident of Central Illinois for 42 years.
-Elected Democratic Committeeman, Decatur Township, 6th Precinct
-Appointed to the Decatur Plan Commission
-EPL-BAS Environmental Testing Laboratory, Harristown 1989-90
-Expert Technical Services, Decatur 1990-93
-Bridgestone/Firestone, Decatur plant 1993-96
-Nims Associates Decatur, 1996-2004
-Keane Inc, Bloomington/Boston 2004-
-Grade School/High School: Cerro Gordo
-Millikin University 1984-88, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
-Illinois State University, Master of Science in Applied Computer Science, 2002
STATEMENT TO VOTERS:
My name will not appear on giant billboards. I do not accept big-money campaign donations, and I am not a member of any special interest group or slate. I have regularly attended council meetings for the last 5 years, and have come to understand the issues our city council addresses firsthand. As a council member my only agenda will be to ensure that every dollar spent is done so wisely; that our city services are effective and efficient; and that all municipal projects are planned, financed, and executed with responsible deliberateness.