Grayson "Kash" Jackson was born Benjamin Adam Winderweedle on October 4, 1978 in Shreveport, Louisiana. After serving in the U.S. Navy with distinction for 20 years, he retired in 2016 with the rank of Petty Officer, 1st Class, and many personal and unit awards. He has three children: Kolby, Kaedon, and Kaelee. Kash is a longtime supporter of local communities wherever he has been stationed, and participated as a volunteer at local schools, church youth groups, Habitat for Humanity, and as a Reserve Sheriffs Deputy in Lake County, Illinois.
The difficulties that Kash endured in family court led him to found the organization Restoring Freedom, through which he has become a leading advocate for judicial and family court reform. His activism expanded his understanding of Constitutional rights infringement in our state. In late 2016, Kash’s activism and passion for the principles of the U.S. Constitution led him to the Oceti Sakowin peace camp in North Dakota, where he was active with the Veterans for Standing Rock.
Kash is committed to reforming Illinois government so that it works for the people again, instead of trampling on their dreams and personal freedoms. He believes that Illinois is ready to unite behind a candidate who will work to change Springfield for the better. He will focus on stabilizing the state budget, fighting corruption, and restoring power to local individuals, families and communities to make the decisions that affect them locally.