Veteran of the Year
Danny Jackson was recently recognized as the 77th Assembly District’s 2019 Veteran of the Year. Danny honorably served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division from 1969 to 1970 during the Vietnam War, followed by a 37-year career in the postal service. Now retired in San Diego, Danny continues to serve his community through the Veterans of Foreign Wars Poway Post 7907. He has worked to reduce homelessness and suicide rates among veterans, increase employment opportunities for exiting active duty military, support deported veterans and military families, as well as foster civic engagement in the electoral process.
“Danny Jackson courageously served our nation and is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal,” said Assemblymember Brian Maienschein. “I am truly grateful for his patriotic dedication to our country and its people.”
Danny lives in Rancho Peñasquitos with his wife Eva. They have six children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.