Babylon, NY – The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets PAC, is today endorsing Jackie Gordon for Congress, from New York’s 2nd Congressional District.
“Jackie’s life and career has been in service to New York, Long Island, and America,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War veteran and Chairman of VoteVets PAC. “Jackie knows the threats America faces, and she’ll bring the credibility to Congress to fight for policies that keep America and our troops safe. But she won’t forget where she came from. In fact, she never has. She’s got the smarts, the backbone, and the commitment to community to be one of the strongest members in the New York delegation. We’re proud to endorse her.”
Jackie Gordon is a veteran, an educator, a public servant, and a community leader. Jackie was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and grew up in Queens, NY. 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. Jackie spent three decades working in New York public schools. As a former guidance counselor at Wilson Technological Center in Farmingdale, Jackie has mentored and advised Long Island high schoolers, guiding them into productive lives, into college, and into the workforce. From 2007 to 2020, she served on the Babylon Town Council, where she 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.