- Last Updated on 07:36 AM 07/15/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
E. W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor, will be at the Hardee’s in Riverdale for a meet and greet session Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Jackson is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Harvard Law School.
He practiced small business law for 15 years in Boston, founded the first gospel radio station in Boston and managed it for nine years during which time he hosted local and national radio talk shows and did a national commentary for a network of over 400 radio stations.
He is the founder of Exodus Faith Ministries, a nondenominational Christian church in Chesapeake.
On July 4, 2009, he launched S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny -- a national organization dedicated to restoring America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and values.
Recently, through the work of STAND, he gained national attention for a press conference held at the National Press Club calling Christians to leave the Democrat Party. The videos went viral on the Internet, and within three weeks one million people had viewed them, and the numbers continue to climb, according to Halifax County Republican Party Chairman Pat Barksdale.
The attention led to Jackson being featured on Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham and to be interviewed on a host of other radio programs.
Jackson announced his candidacy for Lt. Governor of Virginia on Dec. 1 after spending the previous months leading up to the presidential election traveling the state and speaking to groups about the importance of defeating Obama and bringing an end to his liberal agenda.
Jackson and his wife, Theodora, have been married for 42 years, have three children and reside in Chesapeake.
The public is invited to meet Jackson at the Hardee’s in Riverdale Tuesday afternoon from 4:30 to 6 p.m.