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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 52

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Jacquie Atkinson

Military Officer/Businesswoman
23,927 votes (13%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To restore military funding to proper levels necessary for defense of America and it's allies
  • Eliminate redundant organizations within the Government, reduce red tape for business and get the economy going again by getting Government out of the way
  • Secure the border



Jacquie Atkinson is a highly decorated honorably discharged combat veteran, Wounded Warrior Alumni and business woman. During her tours of duty, she served as a Platoon Commander and Company Commander, later a staff officer directly in support of Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Jacquie is currently a Program Manager in support of the Joint Improvised Threats Defeat Agency (JIDA) where she currently works on mitigating the impacts of Improvised Threats to the United States and abroad. Jacquie’s expertise is used for Joint Military Publications and training war fighters on tactics, techniques and procedures pertaining to Nonconventional Warfare.

Jacquie was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and became one of the first female combat engineer officers in 2000.  She served 7 years on active duty later transitioning into the USMC Reserves to pursue a civilian career in business. Jacquie served several tours by the time she was a Captain. She led over 100 Marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 in direct support of 1st Marine Division. She later served additional tours of duty as a Foreign Police Transition Team Advisor and Joint Forces Vulnerability Officer. 

Jacquie has an extensive community advocate and volunteer record. She has been appointed to a number of civic boards and commissions – including serving as the Co?Chair of the San Diego Sheriffs’ Advisory Board. Jacquie is a member of the LGBT Advisory Board for the San Diego Mayor, a member of the San Diego Lincoln Club, and a Delegate to the California Republican Party.

Jacquie’s personal military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and USMC Combat Action Ribbon.

Born outside of Detroit, Michigan to a hardworking blue collar family, she grew up in New Jersey in a multi?racial home with her father Stuart Atkinson and step?mother Ann Richardson. Stuart served in the USAF during Vietnam, moved to the private sector where he later retired from IBM and worked as a consultant to the New Jersey State Police Department. Ann became a businesswomen and is currently a high?school teacher outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Jacquie lives with her spouse Annette Renee GrandPre. In her spare time Jacquie enjoys racing in ultra?marathons, cycling and is an Ironman Triathlete.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $196,308

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Cognex Corporation
Employees of Cohen Chiropractic Clinic
Employees of Morgan Stanley
Employees of Phil's BBQ
Employees of Gator's Eyewear
Employees of Self - El Indio Mexican Rest

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.48%
Texas 0.53%
New Jersey 0.33%
Pennsylvania 0.33%
Other 0.33%

By Size:

Large contributions (92.05%)
Small contributions (7.95%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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