Monday, September 9, 2013
NRA Endorses E.W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor
NRA Emphasizes Ralph Northam’s “D” Rating
CHESAPEAKE, VA – E.W. Jackson, Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) after receiving a rating of AQ for his “pro gun response on our candidate questionnaire.”
“The NRA is committed to protecting our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage, and we support candidates who share those same values,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “Because of his stated support of our rights on his NRA questionnaire, E.W. Jackson has received an ‘AQ’ rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF. In contrast, his opponent Ralph Northam is ‘D’ rated by the NRA-PVF.”
Jackson proudly accepted the endorsement and stated that, “The National Rifle Association’s efforts on behalf of law-abiding gun owners across America have been a bulwark against those who seek to infringe upon our citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights. I look forward to working with the NRA on the campaign trail and after my election this November.”
Jackson described the difference between him and his opponent, Democrat Ralph Northam. “There could not be a sharper contrast between myself and my opponent on this issue. Ralph Northam’s D rating from the NRA shows clearly that he has little respect for the 2nd Amendment and the Constitutional freedoms that he has sworn an oath to defend. For those that cherish their constitutional rights, a vote for me in November is critical. As Lieutenant Governor, I will boldly advocate for the 2nd Amendment at every opportunity.”
E.W. Jackson served three years and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA), Summa Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa Key from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Three years later he graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor (JD). While in law school, he also studied theology at Harvard Divinity School and was licensed as a Baptist Minister.
Jackson practiced small business law for 15 years in Boston, and taught Regulatory Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate level at Northeastern University in Boston. Since returning to his ancestral home of Virginia, he has also taught graduate courses in Business and Commercial Law at Strayer University in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. He and his wife, Theodora, remain active in their hometown of Chesapeake.