Tito Jackson is a lifelong resident of the Grove Hall neighborhood of Boston and is the son of Rosa and Herb Jackson, two beloved community activists. Councilor Jackson has served since 2011 as the District 7 Boston City Councilor. He currently represents all of Roxbury, parts of the South End, Dorchester, and Fenway neighborhoods.
Councilor Jackson is the Chair of the Boston City Council’s Committee on Education, and the Special Committee on the Status of Black and Latino Men and Boys. He serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Healthy Women, Families, Communities.
Prior to his election to the Boston City Council, Councilor Jackson spent more than 10 years in the healthcare and technology sectors. Councilor Jackson served as the Industry Director for Information Technology in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, helping Massachusetts attract and bolster leading-edge technology companies. He served as Governor Patrick’s Political Director, helping the Governor get successfully re-elected in 2010.
Councilor Jackson remains civically engaged with the community that raised him. He encourages young people to get involved in the civic process as a way to make a difference in their community, ultimately linking pride in one’s community to lower violence, homelessness and poverty rates. Additionally, the Councilor is an active leader in youth development programs such as Citizen Schools and Anytown/The Leadership Initiative and sits on the board of multiple organizations, including Heading Home, Global Citizens Circle, The Boston Ballet, and the YMCA.