Jordan D. Haskins, 24, of Saginaw, Michigan has had many of his rights taken away from him in his short tenure as an adult including the right to vote, own a firearm and serve on a jury. One thing that his many felony convictions do not restrict is his qualification to run for the Michigan state legislature, and he is doing just that.
He says he hopes the people will not hold his criminal and sexually deviant past against him.
“Those are things that haunt me to this day. I’m just trying to move on from that and do what I can.”
Haskins career as a criminal began in Raleigh, North Carolina after moving there in 2006. The then-15-year-old was arrested on a breaking and entering charge which resulted in the harsh punishment of two days in a juvenile facility.
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety reports that between 2006 and 2009 the teen was arrested on several charges including breaking and entering, larceny and trespassing resulting in sentences to prison, county jail and probation.
Haskins most often would break into a yard where vehicles were kept and pull spark plug wires before cranking the disabled engine while he masturbated, a practice he says he learned of online. He explained:
“I was just a lonely, angry kid at the time. If anything, I could be put on ‘World’s Dumbest Criminals.'”
When he returned to Michigan in 2010 he continued to practice his fetish and was arrested four more times finally being sentenced to prison for one year and eight months and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10,430 in September of 2011. He is currently on parole and the Michigan Department of Corrections says that he is scheduled to be discharged from parole 11 days before the election, on October 23.
“I feel that, yes, I’ve made mistakes in my past. But I’m working to correct those things and to try at least to put in my small part and help others in my community and try to make things right. I hope the citizens of the city and the 95th District will give me that chance.”
“I kind of got into a whole phase of my life where I was young and stupid, you know,. I really had no friends at the time. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I was one of those young people who grew up without a father in the house, grew up with his grandmother and his mom. I just didn’t really know what I wanted to do, what my purpose was, where I wanted to go.”
While the Republican Party has yet to endorse him for the seat being vacated by Democrat State Representative Stacy Erwin Oakes, who is running for the State Senate. His opponent will be decided in August when Democrats Norman Braddock, a former Saginaw city councilman, and Bridgeport Township Trustee Vanessa Guerra face off in a primary race.
The seat has long been held by Democrats and Haskins is seen as a long shot to win in any case.
Police reports reveal Jordan Haskins’ sexually deviant, criminal activities.
MLive has obtained copies of the police reports on Haskins’ criminal activities in Michigan from the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department under the Freedom of Information Act.
- April 2010 incident at 211 Congress in Saginaw (Saginaw County Mosquito Control)
- October 2010 incident at 211 Congress in Saginaw (Saginaw County Mosquito Control)
- January 2011 incident at 1435 S. Washington in Saginaw (City of Saginaw Public Services lot)
- Second January 2011 incident at 314 W. Genesee in Saginaw (Scientific Brake and Equipment)
h/t: Huffington Post.
Photo: Jordan Haskins’ Facebook page.