Jackson replaces former City-County Councillor Vernon Brown who resigned his office to concentrate on his campaign for Warren Township Trustee. Brown also was one of the Councillors whose day job prevented him from running for reelection in District 11.
According to published reports, Jackson is a neighborhood advocate and activist with a long history of involvement. She is the Executive Director for the Pathway Resource Center. She also was recognized by Mayor Greg Ballard in 2012 with one of his Mayor's Community Service Awards.
Sounds like District 11 is in good hands. How this will change the balance of the Council and its voting coalitions remains to be seen.