Jackson is a native of Scranton, home of the famous Texas Weiner and white pizza. He is a graduate of Loyola College (1992) and Weidner University School of Law (1995). While in law school, he interned with the Baltimore City Public Defender’s Office, Dauphin County (PA) District Attorney’s Office and the Honorable Judge Sebastian D. Natale of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas.
Jackson currently practices law with his sister, Janet Jackson. She is the Chief Assistant Public Defender in Northampton County. His emphasis is workers' compensation.
He lives in Forks Tp with his wife, Laurie, and two children. His son is attending Easton Area High School and his daughter just graduated.
Jackson has been an active member of his community. He is a former member of the board of the Northampton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now Center for Animal Health & Welfare). He has also coached youth softball and baseball in the Forks Township recreation league.
As a judge, he says he would focus on "protecting our community while focusing on social justice and fairness and treating all with dignity and respect.”