Ray Jackson

Hello, Hermosa Beach!

I am seeking re-election as your City Councilmember and would welcome an opportunity to earn your vote.  

Team Jackson-VanLandingham is a dedicated family of public servants. Rachel (an Air Force retiree and the family rock star), and I combine for over 50 years of military service, and in 2014, she began teaching at Southwestern Law School, where she’s influencing the next generation of critical legal thinkers. 

I retired from the Army in 2015 and immediately immersed myself in our Hb community. Volunteering in our schools, coaching soccer, football, and basketball – and helping out where and when needed. I’m fortunate to have the time to do so much of what I love. 

Public service defines who I am and has since 1980 when I enlisted in the U.S. Army. From Private Jackson to Colonel Jackson, from deployments to the Middle East to the halls of the Pentagon, getting stuff done right and done ethically is what I’ve lived.

With a history of proven leadership, the right skill set, and an understanding of your concerns, I’ve been in action from day one.” 

§ Incumbent Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem

§ Secretary, Independent Cities Association

§ Retired Army Colonel: Budget & Plans Officer / Congressional Liaison / Labor & Contract Law

§ Hermosa Valley Middle School, Flag Football Coach

§  Hermosa Beach Historical Society Member

§  Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce Member

§  Hermosa Beach Community Police Advisory Board

§  2nd Street Hb BoardRiders Rapid Stormwater Cleanup Crew

§  Hermosa Beach AYSO Coach

§  Beach Cities Youth Flag Football League Coach

§  Hermosa Beach Youth Basketball Coach

§  Hermosa Beach School District Parent & Volunteer

§  Hermosa Beach School District Equity Task Force Member

Feel free to reach out, 813-362-8056. I want to hear from you and am happy to meet or we can have a good old fashioned phone call. 

*Committed to working full-time as your Council member

*Boost lines of communication between you and City Hall

*Eliminate inefficiencies to improve City responsiveness 

*Dedicated to making Hermosa a safer, cleaner & more welcoming city


I respectfully ask for your vote. Thank You.