Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. who is better known as Jesse Jackson Jr. was a part of the United States House of Representatives from the year 1995 to 2012. He was the representative of the Second Congressional District of Illinois. A former democratic congressman, he is better known as the son of Jesse Jackson who was a presidential representative in 1984. He worked hard for his father’s presidential campaign. Later he also served on the Barrack Obama presidential campaign 2008 as co-chairman. In the year 2012, he was embroiled in controversy when he was investigated for having misappropriated the election funds. It was due to this investigation that he resigned from his long standing position in the US House of Representatives.
Jesse Jackson Jr’s Parents – Jesse Jackson and Jacqueline Jackson nee Brown
Jesse Jackson Jr. was born on March 11th 1965 to Jesse Jackson and his wife Jacqueline Jackson nee Brown. He is second of the five children that the couple had. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He was brought up in South side of Chicago in Jackson Park Highland District. His father, Jesse Jackson Sr., was a politician and civil rights activist. A sworn Democratic, he was their candidate for the presidential elections in the years 1984 and 1988.
Jesse Jackson Jr’s Siblings
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Little is known about The Other Siblings of Jesse Jackson Junior:
Yusef DuBois (Brother)
Jacqueline Lavinia (Sister)
Ashley Lavern (Half Sister)
Jesse Jackson Jr’s Wife – Sandi Jackson nee Stevens
While working for the presidential election campaigns of 1988, Jesse Jackson Jr. met Sandi Stevens. At the time she was a press secretary for Mickey Leland, the US Congressman. The two fell in love and eventually got married on June 1st 1991. Sandi Jackson was an Alderman to the city of Chicago. She was elected to this post during the 2007 municipal elections held in the city. She however resigned from this post on 20th February 2013. The couple have two children – a son named Jesse Louis Jackson III and a daughter named Jessica Donatella Jackson.
Children of Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson
Jessica Donatella Jackson
Born – 13th March 2000
Jessice Donatella Jackson is 16 years old and attended school in the Washington Metropolitan area. However, when her mother was elected to the Chicago council, she was moved to a school in Chicago. This is where she presently studies.
Jesse Louis Jackson III
Born – 19th September 2003
Jesse Louis Jackson is 13 years old and has been nicknamed “Tre”. He studies in Chicago.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Net Worth
The net worth of Jesse Jackson Jr. is not known. However, he and his wife are proud owners of two homes, one in the South shore community area in Chicago and the other at Dupont circle in Washington D.C.