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February 13, 2020

Alaska State Representative Sharon Jackson Joins Rainey Center Board

By Rainey Center

WASHINGTON, DC – The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy today welcomed Alaska State Representative Sharon Jackson (District 13) to its Board of Directors for the first time. As an Army veteran with more than 20 years of public service, Jackson has spent her career working to support small businesses, enhance the longevity of family enterprise and empower female leadership within the Alaska Republican Party.

“On behalf of the Rainey Center Board of Directors, I am thrilled to welcome Sharon Jackson, a champion of finding economically viable solutions to the most globally impactful issues of today,” said Sarah E. Hunt, Rainey Center Co-Founder and CEO. “With her track record of actionable engagement and a dedication to post-partisan engagement in the climate, energy and clean technology arenas, Ms. Jackson brings valuable insight to our work and we look forward to collaborating with her in the months ahead to advance the Rainey Center vision of a more perfect union.”

Jackson, born in Philadelphia, resides in Eagle River, Alaska and served in the U.S. Army between 1982 and 1998. She is the former Director of Constituent Relations for U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and worked with the National Federation of Independent Businesses promoting the interest of small businesses for 13 years.

“Joining the Rainey Center Board of Directors provides a tremendous opportunity to engage with a community of nationally recognized leaders who are working to engage and empower diverse voices across the country,” Representative Jackson noted. “When we work together to support efforts towards more inclusive governance and develop the leadership potential of policy makers at all levels, it creates a brighter future.”

The Rainey Center Board of Directors is comprised of Rainey Co-Founder and President, Bishop Garrison, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jamie Barnet and Joshua Hone, Chief Operating Officer for e-notice. 


The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is a post-partisan 501 (c)3 think tank and leadership development community founded on the values of equality, freedom and a more perfect union. Named for Representative Joseph Rainey, a former slave and the first African-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Rainey Center was founded in 2018 with the goal of empowering the voices of women, minorities and mavericks in public policymaking. For more information, visit or contact

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