Ohio State Senate District 24
2020 Race Update: Tom lost 45.70% to 54.30%
Tom Jackson is the son of a great man who fought bravely for our Democracy during the Korea War and returned to serve the public, and protect our communities as a career police officer. He is the son of a great woman who also served the public as a social worker and a nurse. Together, his parents raised five children, insisted on a public-school education, and through persistence and hard work, they each earned a college degree.
Tom and his wife and have lived in Solon, Ohio since 1999. Their son and daughter benefitted from an excellent public education, from kindergarten through college, and recently launched their careers in Ohio.
Tom started his career working for Close Up, a non-profit and non-partisan organization that believes a strong democracy requires active and informed participation by all citizens. He moved from this public service role into working for a multi-billion-dollar, Fortune 500 company, helping Progressive Insurance build their operations in the DC market. Based on his success in DC, Progressive moved Tom and his family to Cleveland to join their corporate team. In 2007, he moved to a small business and brought his insurance business expertise to the Leverity Insurance Group, where he serves the insurance needs of over 200 families and businesses.
Tom serves as Chair-elect on the Board of Directors of the Solon Chamber of Commerce and is on the Executive Committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. Previously, he served as the President of the Solon Democratic Club and on the board of the local youth soccer club. He has been a volunteer coach on Solon High School’s cross country and track teams.