Corey will be the first Black out LGBTQ California State Legislator!
Corey A. Jackson, MSW was elected to the Riverside County Board of Education in 2020 and represents portions of the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, and the unincorporated community of Mead Valley. Corey Jackson is a local nonprofit and civil rights leader who is one of the leading social justice advocates in the region. He currently serves as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SBX Youth and Family Services whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty and violence through mentoring, education, and community organizing. Mr. Jackson continues to serve his community as the Political Action Chair of the Riverside NAACP and serves as Youth Minister at the Moreno Valley Church of Christ. As a leader in the California Democratic Party, Corey serves as the Chair of the California Democratic Party Black Caucus.
He also serves as a state executive committee member and an elected member of the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee. Being appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State University Board of Trustees, Corey represented over 400,000 students in the largest and most respected public higher education system in the nation from 2004-2006. Jackson is a graduate of CSU San Bernardino where he received his degree in political science and served as Chair of the Santo Manuel Student Union Board of Directors. He is also a graduate of California Baptist University where he received his Master of Social Work degree and is currently a doctoral candidate in the same field. Graduating from Rialto High School, Jackson was a Student Board Member on the Rialto Unified School Board where he fought and secured voting rights and represented over 26,000 students in the district.