Duane Jackson

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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 18
Duane Jackson was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 18th Congressional District of New York. He lost in the primary.[1]

Jackson is a U.S. Navy veteran who worked in city planning for 15 years before pursuing street vending. One day in 2010, the vendor spotted a smoking SUV. He called the police, and in doing so, thwarted a bomb plot in Times Square.[2]



See also: New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2012

Jackson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 18th District. He sought nomination on the Democratic Party ticket. He was opposed by Rich Becker, Matt Alexander, Tom Wilson, and Sean Maloney in the June 26 Democratic primary.[3] Maloney went on to win.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Maloney 48.5% 7,098
Richard Becker 32.6% 4,775
Matthew Alexander 12% 1,752
Duane Jackson 4.6% 674
2.2% 329
Total Votes 14,628

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