Carl Jackson is a longtime Baltimore County resident with deep family roots in the county he continues to call home. The oldest of four children, he learned responsibility at a young age while helping care for his siblings in a single-parent home. His humble beginnings allowed him to witness firsthand the area’s economic, societal, and political challenges – and inspired him at an early age to be involved in efforts aimed at addressing the roadblocks he experienced.

While a student at Overlea High School, Carl enrolled in the Academy of Finance program, which incorporated business expertise into the high school curriculum. Through this opportunity, he began formulating fresh ideas for helping communities end the cycle of poverty, drugs, and violence. Carl also helped care for his disabled grandmother during his high school years, which helped shape his views on senior issues such as the importance of long-term care and program funding – and the importance of honoring and spending time with our seniors.

After high school, Carl began working full time at the University of Maryland-Baltimore while also attending Strayer University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and later pursued his master’s degree in Business Management.

His career at UMB has been one of excellence and outreach. He took part in an Emerging Leaders program and was elected to the UMB Staff Senate, an advisory group selected by employees to serve as representatives working with UMB leadership. It was here that Carl first received the opportunity to work with a group of elected representatives to bring about change in people’s lives.

Carl’s motivation to bring about political change led him to work on several political campaigns, to include volunteering for both of Barack Obama’s successful presidential bids and most recently traveling to Georgia to help with Jon Ossoff’s campaign for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
Carl brings a strong leadership background, solid business knowledge, and a fresh approach to every challenge he meets. He is a consensus builder with a great passion for Baltimore County and is sure to make a positive difference in the State of Maryland.

Carl lives with his family in Parkville.