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  Alphonso Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alphonso Roy Jackson (born September 9, 1945 in Marshall, Texas) is the current and 13th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Later, Jackson was Director of the Department of Public and Assisted Housing in Washington, DC.
From January 1989 until July 1996, Jackson was President and CEO of The Housing Authority of the City of Dallas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alphonso_Jackson   (567 words)

  
 Alphonso Jackson Biography - HUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Secretary Alphonso Jackson is guiding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in its mission of providing affordable housing and promoting economic development, an assignment to which he brings more than 25 years of direct experience in both the private and public sectors.
From January 1989 until July 1996, Secretary Jackson was President and CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Dallas, Texas, which consistently ranked as one of the best-managed large-city housing agencies in the country during his tenure.
Jackson also served as executive director for the St. Louis Housing Authority, a director of consultant services for the certified public accounting firm of Laventhol and Horwath-St. Louis, and special assistant to the chancellor and assistant professor at the University of Missouri.
www.hud.gov /about/secretary/jacksonbio.cfm   (434 words)

  
 2005 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA)>Alphonso Jackson
In nominating Alphonso Jackson as the nation’s 13th Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, President George W. Bush called him “one of the most experienced and respected authorities on housing policy in America.”
Jackson has served as HUD Secretary since March 2004, guiding the Department in its mission of providing affordable housing and promoting economic development.
Jackson holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Truman State University.
www.whcoa.gov /about/policy/bios_jackson.asp   (233 words)

  
 ABC News: Profile: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson
Alphonso Jackson, a longtime friend of President Bush, has been asked to stay on in his job as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Jackson was appointed deputy secretary of the department in June 2001 and took over as acting secretary in December 2003 when Mel Martinez stepped down to run for the Senate.
Jackson was confirmed as secretary by the Senate in March.
abcnews.go.com /Politics/Inauguration/story?id=406759   (425 words)

  
 Biography of HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson
Jackson holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in education administration from Truman State University and a law degree from Washington University School of Law.
Jackson was presented the AFLAC - 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Boys and Girls Clubs of America - 1997 Chairman's Award and The Aspen Institute - 1995 Aspen Fellow.
In addition, Jackson was a member of the National Welfare Simplification and Coordination Advisory Committee (92-93) and served as Chairman of the General Services Commission of the State of Texas (95-98).
usa.usembassy.de /etexts/gov/biograph/aljacksonhud.htm   (445 words)

  
 We Need to Know More About Alphonso Jackson | Public Campaign Action Fund
HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson is the focus of intense scrutiny after making remarks at a recent event indicating he denied a federal contract to a business whose head wasn't a supporter of President Bush.
Jackson has gone on to deny the incident occurred, and talk his way around admitting he plays favorites, but as many are calling for an investigation, we need to know more.
Jackson was a Bush "Pioneer" in the 2000 elections, raising $100,000 for him through donation bundling - we need to know who Jackson raised money from for Bush, and whether he's awarded contracts to those supporters - just as he's denied contract to non-supporters.
www.campaignmoney.org /blog/2006/05/11/we-need-to-know-more-about-alphonso-jackson   (294 words)

  
 Alphonso Jackson - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Alphonso Jackson is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
On January 28, 2004, Alphonso Jackson assumed the duties of Acting Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, replacing Mel Martinez.
On April 28, 2006, Jackson gave a speech in Dallas in which he told a story about a contractor who made "a heck of a proposal and was on the [General Services Administration] list, so we selected him." However, after Jackson said the man told him, "I have a problem with your president...
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Alphonso_Jackson   (1123 words)

  
 NCPA - Events - Alphonso Jackson
As deputy secretary, Alphonso Jackson serves as HUD's chief operating officer, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the $32 billion agency whose mission is to provide affordable housing and promote community and economic development.
Jackson was president and CEO of the Dallas Housing Authority from 1989 to 1996.
Jackson holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in education from Truman State University and a law degree from Washington University.
www.ncpa.org /evn/pforum/ajackson.html   (288 words)

  
 NACo | Alphonso Jackson new HUD secretary
Alphonso Jackson was sworn in as the 13th Secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Jackson received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in education administration from Truman State University.
Jackson has indicated that the department under his leadership will continue to focus on homeownership and improving internal management practices at HUD.
www.naco.org /CountyNewsTemplate.cfm?template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=12333   (154 words)

  
 HUD Chief Foresees a 'Whiter' Big Easy
Alphonso R. Jackson, secretary of housing and urban development, during a visit with hurricane victims in Houston, said New Orleans would not reach its pre-Katrina population of "500,000 people for a long time," and "it's not going to be as fl as it was for a long time, if ever again."
Jackson, who is fl, could be misconstrued as a goal, particularly considering his position of responsibility in the administration.
Jackson, a former developer and longtime government housing official, said the history of urban reconstruction projects shows that most fls will not return and others who want to might not have the means or opportunity.
www.commondreams.org /headlines05/0930-07.htm   (773 words)

  
 Think Progress » Jackson Fabricated the Entire Story, Spokesperson Claims, Contradicting Prior Response
A spokesperson for Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson has issued a second response to reports that Jackson publicly admitted cancelling a government contract with a business because the CEO was critical of President Bush.
In other words, his spokesman claims that Jackson fabricated a long and detailed exchange (excerpt: “He said, ‘I have a problem with your president.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘I don’t like President Bush.’”) with a CEO that doesn’t actually exist, about a process he isn’t actually involved with.
Jackson’s actions raise a serious concern because whichever case is actually true is almost irrelevant since the explanation is as offensive and unacceptable as the act.
thinkprogress.org /2006/05/09/jackson-responds   (4147 words)

  
 The Carpetbagger Report » Blog Archive » Bush 'stands behind Alphonso Jackson'
Alphonso Jackson has admitted that what he said earlier was improper, that it was a mistake, and the President accepts that and still supports a man with whom he's had a long and close relationship.
Alphonso Jackson's comments were more than "improper." By his own admission, he broke the law by rescinding a government contract over an applicant's political beliefs.
Jackson later said he lied about the whole, detailed exchange, which means his public comments were merely a veiled threat to those who plan to apply for HUD contracts.
www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com /archives/7394.html   (1008 words)

  
 Pres. Bush Nominates Alphonso Jackson as New HUD Secretary
Alphonso is a friend and one of the most experienced and respected authorities on housing policy in America, and he will be a superb secretary."
Jackson has extensive housing, finance and management experience having directed public housing authorities in St. Louis, Washington, DC and Dallas.
Jackson also served as chairman of two redevelopment agencies in Washington, DC and St. Louis.
www.multi-housingnews.com /multihousing/headlines/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2053746   (539 words)

  
 The Carpetbagger Report » Blog Archive » Alphonso Jackson in full retreat
Jackson is now under investigation from the HUD Inspector General's office and his spokesperson, Dustee Tucker, who offered several contradictory explanations for Jackson's bizarre comments, is now suddenly on "scheduled leave."
Jackson's foible like Brown’s the former FEMA director is yet another example of Bush’s appointees failing to remember what the hell they’re suppose to be doing.
Jackson may or may not step down, but this kind of attitude is everywhere…and very hard to avoid.
www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com /archives/7377.html   (2063 words)

  
 1115.org » Print » Alphonso Jackson: Experiments with Truth
On May 3, (Jackson spokesman Dustee) Tucker told the Business Journal that the contract Jackson was referring to in Dallas was “an advertising contract with a minority publication,” though she could not provide the contract’s value.
Jackson was the best qualified man for the job (anyone remember Harriet Miers?) because he has been “[6] a longtime friend of President Bush”.
Apparently Secretary Jackson has some [7] past history of meddling in the award of contracts by agencies he presides over.
www.1115.org /2006/05/10/alphonso-jackson-experiments-with-truth/print   (962 words)

  
 U.S. Mayor Article | Alphonso Jackson to Become HUD Secretary (January 12, 2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In his remarks to the mayors, Jackson has made it clear that he will pursue administrative practices that work over those that have been implemented over the years with little or no results.
Jackson is no stranger to local government, having directed public housing authorities in Washington (DC), St. Louis and Dallas.
Jackson is a graduate of Truman State University, where he also received a master's degree in education administration.
www.usmayors.org /uscm/us_mayor_newspaper/documents/01_12_04/alphonso.asp   (320 words)

  
 The Washington Monthly
I read Jackson's candid statement as yet another example of how the Bush-Rove crowd is a helluva lot less politically adept than they get credit for: This is gonna be one more story that will blow up in their faces.
Jackson just assumed that if he gave the contract to this Bush-opposing business, part of any profit would be recycled back to the Democratic Party (rather than the Republican where, in his view, those federal taxpayer dollars belonged).
Jackson has shown himself to be unfit to exercise responsibility in a democratic government.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /archives/individual/2006_05/008772.php   (5514 words)

  
 NeighborWorks® - Board of Directors - Alphonso Jackson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Jackson was sworn in on April 1, 2004, as the 13th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Jackson was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in June 2001 as HUD's deputy secretary.
Jackson was most recently the president of American Electric Power-TEXAS, a $13 billion utility company, located in Austin, Texas.
www.nw.org /network/aboutus/board/jackson.asp   (468 words)

  
 Alphonso Jackson - dKosopedia
Alphonso Jackson is the nation's 13th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
From January 1989 until July 1996, Secretary Jackson was President and CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Dallas, Texas; before that, Secretary Jackson was Director of the Department of Public and Assisted Housing in Washington, D.C., and also served as Chairperson for the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency Board.
Jackson said "I do not believe being poor is a condition; it is a state of mind."
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Alphonso_Jackson   (335 words)

  
 CREW SENDS LETTER TO HUD IG DEMANDING IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO SEC. JACKSON’S PURPORTED CONTRACTING DECISION AND ...
On May 5, 2006 the Dallas Business Journal reported on a talk given by Secretary Jackson during a real estate forum in which he the told story of a contractor who was denied a federal contract after he made his negative view of President Bush clear.
The spokeswoman explained that Secretary Jackson was ‘merely trying to explain to the audience how people in D.C., will say critical things about the secretary, will unfairly characterize the president and then turn around and ask you for money.
Did Secretary Jackson interfere with a contracting decision based on the potential contractor’s political views, or was he fabricating a story to illustrate a point -- that only those supportive of the Bush administration need apply?” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW.
www.citizensforethics.org /press/newsrelease.php?view=129   (313 words)

  
 ebogjonson.com: alphonso jackson - shameless talking android
HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson (pictured in android glory above) recently bragged to an audience that he likes denying government contracts to qualified minority contractors on the basis of...
HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson (pictured in android glory above) recently bragged to an audience that he likes denying government contracts to qualified minority contractors on the basis of the contractor's political opinions.
Take note that Jackson's comments were made to a minority professional group, as other talking androids will likely seize on the fact to argue that Jackson was only speaking "privately" "in-group" about the "realities" of the contract process.
www.ebogjonson.com /archives/2006/05/alphonso_jackso.php   (696 words)

  
 Alphonso Jackson: Don't Like Bush - Don't Apply
Alphonso Jackson says deal was scuttled after contractor admits not liking Bush
U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg has has called for Jackson's resignation, with Representatives Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Barney Frank calling for an investigation of HUD contracting practices during Jackson's tenure.
Now that HUD is covering for Jackson, trying to get him out of this mess, you've really got to wonder if you can trust them.
www.taylormarsh.com /archives_view.php?id=2341   (465 words)

  
 Alphonso Jackson - Wonkette
Alphonso Jackson’s message to minority business leaders: it’s all about the benjamins, baby.
HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson’s defense of his April 28 remarks, in which he implied that a government contractor was denied a job after voicing opposition to the Bush administration, has been a communications disaster.
On April 28, HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson made some unfortunate remarks before a group of minority businesspeople.
www.wonkette.com /politics/alphonso-jackson   (791 words)

  
 Think Progress » Alphonso Jackson: Profoundly Unethical Whether He Lied Or Not
Jackson was speaking to the Real Estate Executive Council, a consortium of minorities in the real estate industry.
Jackson needs to realize that federal taxes are paid by Democrats too and we have something to say about our money.
If Jackson’s followup claim/”story” is true, and the point of his original “story” was to illustrate how government contracts are routinely awarded in DC, it is an even more damning indictment of the current government in DC.
thinkprogress.org /2006/05/10/jackson-unethical   (2271 words)

  
 WhiteHouseForSale.org | Pioneer Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
After naming Alphonso Jackson as his deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2001, President George W. Bush tapped Jackson in late 2003 to head the agency.
Secretary Jackson in 2004 withdrew a proposed rule to save the average homebuyers $700 in closing costs—or an estimated $8 billion a year.
A small AEP plant in Ohio was the first domino in a string of breakdowns that led to a huge flout in August 2003 (see Anthony Alexander).
www.whitehouseforsale.org /contributorsandpaybacks/pioneer_profile.cfm?pioneer_ID=624   (474 words)

  
 Pensito Review: Politics & Media » Alphonso Jackson: Republican Like Me   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
During his address, Jackson told his audience a cautionary tale about a conversation he had with a prospective minority advertising contractor.
Jackson for placing politics and political loyalty over competency in awarding contracts and the prospective contractor for saying something dumb that blows his chances.
Come to think of it, though, if the guy is in advertising and he doesn’t know that you don’t tell the client that his baby is ugly and he has bad breath, maybe he wasn’t competent after all.
www.pensitoreview.com /2006/05/10/alphonso-jackson-republican-like-me   (466 words)

  
 Alphonso Jackson directory - California-Recall.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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 Left in the West » Blog Archive » HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson Has Some Explaining to Do   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Jackson, a former president and CEO of the Dallas Housing Authority, was among the featured speakers at a forum sponsored by the Real Estate Executive Council, a national minority real estate consortium.
Clearly, the solution to this sort of corruption is to put more and more technocrats like Jackson in charge of larger and larger shares of the economy.
And before you go protesting that “hey, this isn’t legal, we can make it fair,” just remember that for every complete idiot like Jackson there are ten other people in public service who know how to cover their tracks.
leftinthewest.com /index.php/2006/05/09/hud-secretary-alphonso-jackson-has-some-explaining-to-do   (503 words)

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