Natalie Jackson's Bio
Get to know the woman in front of the campaign, her life, what she stands for, and what her plans are for our community!
Natalie Jackson is a Central Florida native from Sanford, FL. Her mother, Francis, was a teacher
and social activist. Her father, Natalie Jackson, was a Vietnam War Veteran, who died in battle.
Memories of her father’s courage and commitment to our country inspired Natalie to follow in
his footsteps. As soon as Natalie graduated from Lake Mary High School, she enlisted in the
Navy with an ROTC scholarship and began her college days at Seminole State College in
Sanford, FL and graduated from Hampton University with a B.A. in History. While at Hampton,
Natalie birthed and raised her son, Kevin. As a single mother and recent graduate, Natalie was
commissioned as a Naval Intelligence Officer and graduated from Naval Intelligence School.
She was assigned to an air wing aboard the USS Roosevelt in 1994 as a Middle East analyst,
becoming a part of the first team of women allowed on a combat vessel. After her service on the
USS Roosevelt, Natalie was detailed to the Joint Chief of Staff as part of an internal think tank
that taught operators about new satellite systems. Her experience at the Pentagon provided her
the expertise to work with the Department of Defense, other departments in the Federal
Government, and across Washington to participate in moving America forward.
Transition To Law
At the age of 30 and after nearly a decade of active-duty service with the U.S. Navy, Natalie
earned a scholarship and graduated from the University of Florida. After graduation, Natalie
began as a public defender, and soon began her own private practice as a co-owner of The
Women’s Trial Group, representing women, children, and the underserved community in injury
cases. Natalie represented Terry Breedlove who was shot in the middle of the night by the
Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) 137 times, killing him and endangering countless
others. With her representation, OCSO was denied qualified immunity which was the catalyst to
the OCSO changing its policy on shooting into moving cars. Natalie was fought on behalf of the
community during the Pine Hill Barbershop Raids where the OCSO teamed up with the Florida
Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to conduct a series of raids on
barbershops in Pine Hills and Parramore. Natalie was able to secure a ruling that denied OCSO
qualified immunity and changed the law to ensure that certain kids of joint operations were
In 2012, Ben Crump called Natalie to partner as local co-counsel on the Trayvon Martin case.
Her work on this case put her on the national stage with the Black Lives Matter movement. She
continued working with Ben Crump, representing the families of Breonna Taylor, Andre Hill,
and several other tragic, high-profile cases. Natalie has worked on the inside to fight for equal
justice alongside other activists and community leaders engaged in grassroots activism.
Encouraged by the community activism, Natalie is inspired to partner at a congressional level to
guide America to live up to its potential. Natalie is running to work to build an America that
serves the people, and she isn’t afraid to take on the challenges you, your family, and the country