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Sandi Jackson

Sandi Jackson
City of Chicago Alderman, Democratic Committeeman
Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 14, 1963(age 53)
Place of birthKittery, Maine
Political partyDemocrat
SpouseJesse Jackson, Jr.
ChildrenJessica Donatella (b. 2000)
Jesse Louis III ("Tre", b. 2003)
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
Washington, D.C.
Alma materBowling Green State University, Bachelor’s Degree, 1985
University of Illinois College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1992
City of Chicago Alderman
Assumed officeMay 21, 2007
Constituency7th ward
Succeeded byincumbent
Preceded byDarcel A. Beavers

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Sandra Lee "Sandi" Jackson (born Stevens, formerly Sandra Lee Stevens), (born September 14, 1963), was elected to the Chicago City Council as an alderman of the 7th ward (map) of the City of Chicago in the 2007 municipal elections held on February 27, 2007. She succeeds Darcel A. Beavers who had been appointed by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley after the 2006 November elections to succeed her father William Beavers, Jackson's rival, as alderman of the 7th Ward.

She is the wife of U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and daughter-in-law of Jesse Jackson. Her candidacy for the city council of a major city was part of national news stories in The New York Times, and thoughts of her running for a position in the United States House of Representatives was noted in Time.

Jackson has also been a longtime political consultant through her solely owned consulting firm J. Donatella & Associates.


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