Restoring Excellence: Harry Jackson for School Board

Harry Jackson, the son of a judge and a social worker, is now running for school board in Fairfax County’s Hunter Mill District. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he went on to earn several master’s degrees as well as a doctorate in Strategic Security. Looking back, Dr. Jackson credits his parents’ “love of education, spirit of resilience, and commitment to justice” for his drive to achieve and his willingness to learn from any setbacks along the way.

On the campaign trail, Dr. Jackson often reminds voters that “principles matter.” At his website,, the candidate lays out three main principles that inform his vision for the school board:

  • Excellence in Education: Provide world-class special-needs education; expand career and technical education; restore merit-based admissions at Thomas Jefferson High School (“TJ”); create a second “TJ” at Western High School; and increase STEAM opportunities districtwide.
  • Parental Rights: Honor the primacy of parents in their children’s education per state law; require “opt-in” parental consent for any/all potentially invasive student surveys; and enhance dialogue and engagement with families.
  • School Safety: Dr. Jackson says that he will draw upon his security expertise to keep students safe from violent crime and various other digital threats they face in our county schools today.

Like so many parents in Fairfax County, Dr. Jackson was dismayed by the extended public school closures in the name of COVID after private schools reopened safely. In April, he joined Fox & Friends to rebut the congressional testimony of union boss Randi Weingarten. “They applied political science over actual medical science in providing guidelines to reopen schools — and they had a disastrous result as we all know,” Dr. Jackson said of the union’s lobbying efforts.


Help Harry Jackson refocus our county schools on student success: visit to donate or volunteer today.

To get involved with the Fairfax GOP’s ongoing efforts in Hunter Mill, email Debra Maddrell via

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