The Other Tito Jackson

With some fresh ideas in my head thanks to an inspiring weekend at the Northern Short Course, I spent part of my Sunday afternoon with Tito Jackson, who is campaigning for the District 7 City Council seat. District 7, if you follow local Boston politics at all, was last held by Chuck Turner, who was expelled and convicted for a bribery scandal earlier this year.

Jackson is a smooth and likable guy, and he was really working it outside the Super Stop and Shop. With endorsements from pretty much everyone out there, early analysis points to his biggest opponent in Tuesday’s election being low turnout.

Here’s a few pictures I made with the candidate.

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, District 7 candidate for City Council, pins a button to himself outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, District 7 candidate for City Council, pins a button to himself outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner.

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, District 7 candidate for City Council, helps Juanita Jackson of Boston out of her car at the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, District 7 candidate for City Council, helps Juanita Jackson of Boston out of her car at the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner.


3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, right, District 7 candidate for City Council, goes over the details of his platform with Lawrence Williams of Boston outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, right, District 7 candidate for City Council, goes over the details of his platform with Lawrence Williams of Boston outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner.


3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, center, District 7 candidate for City Council, greets constituents and potential voters outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, center, District 7 candidate for City Council, greets constituents and potential voters outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner.


3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, District 7 candidate for City Council, pins a button on a supporter outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, District 7 candidate for City Council, pins a button on a supporter outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner.


3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, District 7 candidate for City Council, flags down customers as they head into the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, District 7 candidate for City Council, flags down customers as they head into the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner.


3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, right, District 7 candidate for City Council, goes over the details of his platform with Lawrence Williams of Boston outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner. (Kelvin Ma)

3/13/2011 -- BOSTON -- Tito Jackson, right, District 7 candidate for City Council, goes over the details of his platform with Lawrence Williams of Boston outside the Super Stop and Shop in Grove Hall on Mar. 13, 2011. Jackson, a former aide and political director for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is running for the vacated seat of disgraced former councilman Chuck Turner.

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