Tim talks with Jeff and Marisa Jackson about how she stepped up to finish his re-election campaign after he was called in for National Guard training.

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Imagine having your annual National Guard training pop up in the final weeks of a campaign for public office? That is EXACTLY what happened to North Carolina Senator for the 37th District and Army National Guard Captain Jeff Jackson.

On this week's episode of Tying It Together with Tim Boyum, Tim and Ben talk with Jeff and Marisa Jackson.

The Charlotte Democrat had to leave the state and was left with little contact down the home stretch of a competitive campaign. Instead of simply hoping for the best, his wife Marisa, with no political experience, stepped up and finished the campaign! 

We'll find out about their relationship, why Sen. Jackson decided to enlist after 9/11, and of course, find out how Marisa did running her very first campaign. It's the kind of heartwarming story we could all use in politics during 2020.


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With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just sound bites. North Carolina veteran reporter and anchor Tim Boyum is loosening his signature bow tie for candid conversations with power players across the state. In "Tying It Together," Tim uncovers what makes these newsmakers tick, explores fascinating life stories, and helps all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our community.