Duane Jackson saw something and said something, and now he’s seeking to do it again on a grander scale.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Jackson was working as a Times Square street vendor when he alerted police to an attempted car bombing in 2010.
Jackson’s moment of heroism inspired him to get involved in politics.
Jackson, 59, is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Nan Hayworth.
A Navy veteran, Jackson said he has 15 years of experience in city planning and housing, including posts with New York City's education and housing departments.
His last position "wasn't a good fit," he said, and his involvement in veterans' affairs led him into vending, which he sees as "small-business experience." He said he'll keep working in Times Square two days a week.
Jackson, married with two children, lives in Buchanan, home of the
about all four democratic candidates challenging Hayworth.