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He was born in Viña del Mar, Chile, on 6 February, 1987, son of Kenneth Paul Jackson Salinas and Carmen Gloria Elisa Drago Caballero. Jackson studied at the private school Deutsche Schule Sankt Thomas Morus, a private school located in the Santiago commune of Providencia.
In 2004, he graduated from secondary education to enter via the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile as an civil industrial engineering with a major in information technologies, 7 of which he graduated in 2013. In 2009 he participated in the creation of the Student and Worker Center of the Catholic University (CET), an initiative that emerged from the New University Action (NAU) movement. He was general coordinator of CET between 2009 and 2010.
In 2008, Jackson joined the student movement center-left, New University Action, NAU. In addition, together with various organizations. As a leader, he integrated the development commissions for the Propedeutic UC, a proposal for the access of vulnerable students and participated in the negotiation against the increase of tariffs in 2009.
During 2010, Jackson was territorial advisor of Engineering, participating in the advisory team of the blind access pilot plan at the Engineering Faculty, together with the Social Responsibility in Engineering Directorate. In November 2010, the NAU faced the rightwing Gremialist Movement in the second round, after obtaining 33.9% of the votes in the first round. The result of the ballot gave the victory to NAU with 51.6% of the votes.
In this context, he was one of the public figures best evaluated by citizens in 2011, reaching 73% of support.
From his role as a social leader and then as a deputy, Jackson has been featured in various public, academic and political spheres. In 2011, one of the "100 young leaders" was elected, according to the ranking of El Mercurio magazine El Sábado. It was also included, in 2012, in the Global Shapers list of the World Economic Forum.
Jackson avoided referring to a future political career during the mobilizations of 2011, stating that it was not within his immediate plans. However, on January 7, 2012 he launched a political movement called the Democratic Revolution.
In December 2012, he announced that he would run as a candidate for deputy for Santiago in the 2013 parliamentary elections. Although he ran as an independent candidate, he was supported by the Nueva Mayoría centre-left parties, which decided not to have candidates for the district. Jackson chose to have a campaign funded exclusively by his adherents, excluding corporative and secret donations. On November 17, he was elected deputy with 48.17% of the votes of his district. Jackson is one of the four student leaders who were elected deputies in those elections, along with Camila Vallejo, Gabriel Boric and Karol Cariola. On November 21, he declared his support for the candidacy of Michelle Bachelet on behalf of the Democratic Revolution party.
He assumed as deputy on March 11, 2014. In the Congress he has served on the Permanent Commissions of Education, where he led the discussion of reforms proposed by the Government, such as the Law of Inclusion, Teaching Career and Free Higher Education.27 Jackson also participated in the Citizen Security Commission, opposing the criminal populism of the so-called Anti-crime Short Agenda, proposing a battery of measures framed in the proposal "Crime is not a game", and then managing the creation of a commission investigating Critical neighborhoods, where the role of the police and the abandonment of the State in the most vulnerable sectors of the country were investigated.
In addition, its management was characterized by raising the levels of transparency, participation, closeness to citizens and digital activism, reporting in different parts of the District with different platforms the details of his parliamentary work, through citizen campaigns, periodic public accounts, among other actions. From 2015 until now he has been probed as one of the most important political figures in Chile. In December 2015 the survey of the Center for Public Studies (CEP), one of the most influential in the country, ranked him as the political figure with the best evaluation that year.
From 2016 onwards, Jackson has played an important role in the construction of Broad Front, a coalition that brings together various leftist political forces and citizen movements born for the last parliamentary and presidential election in 2017, and was one of the leaders that catalyzed the presidential candidacy of Beatriz Sánchez.
Currently, Giorgio Jackson is 34 years, 10 months and 2 days old. Giorgio Jackson will celebrate 35th birthday on a Sunday 6th of February 2022.
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