Kerry Jackson

Kerry Jackson


California Studies

Kerry Jackson is an independent journalist and opinion writer with extensive experience covering politics and public policy.

Currently a fellow with the Center for California Reform at the Pacific Research Institute (PRI), Kerry writes weekly op-eds and blog posts on statewide issues, and occasional policy papers.  In 2017, he wrote Unaffordable:  How Government Made California’s Housing Shortage a Crisis and How Free Market Ideas Can Restore Affordability and Supply, an issue brief on California’s housing crisis which won bipartisan praise.

He spent 18 years writing editorials on domestic and foreign policy for Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) and three years as the assistant director of public affairs for the American Legislative Exchange Council.

His work has appeared in the New York Observer, Orange County Register, Freeman, Forbes, and on Fox and Hounds Daily and Real Clear Markets.

He has written for the American Media Institute and Real Clear Investigations, and edited “The Growth Manifesto” for the Committee to Unleash Prosperity.

A graduate of Georgia State University, Kerry has also served as a public affairs consultant for the George Mason University School of Law, and worked as a reporter and editor for local newspapers in the metro Atlanta and northern Virginia regions.