Fitz Jackson, the bright, articulate public manager and businessman has made such an impact in political management during the last five years, that his supporters see his reelection as Member of Parliament for St. Catherine South as a mere formality.
Many of them see this 44-year-old politician as possessing the credentials to become a future leader of Jamaica and his fine work in the ministries that he has worked so far, bears out such assumptions.
Born on September 21, 1958, Comrade Jackson, who is married with three children, started his political career in 1994, moving up the ladder of success at rapid pace and with precision and purpose.
He has achieved much in the areas of politics, government, community and civic development. Comrade Jackson has served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture.
He has also represented Jamaica as Parliamentary representative to the Assembly of Caribbean Community of Parliamentarians (ACCP), served on the African Caribbean and Pacific-European Union Joint Assembly Working Group, and served on several Select and Standing Committees of Parliament.
Comrade Jackson has also been Managing Director of Suntrax Enterprise, General Manager of Midway Oil Company in Milwaukee, USA, Chairman of the Regional Management Board of the Spanish Town Hospital, founding Chairman of the Portmore Community College, member of the Hellshire Bay Development Company, member of the Board of Directors of the National Development Bank, member of the American Society for Public Administration, member of the Jamaica Institute of Management, and member of the executive of the Jamaica Association of Health Services.
Comrade Jackson is committed to serving the people of South St. Catherine and believes that a return to power on October 16 will convert into even greater rewards for constituents.