|North Carolina House of Representatives District 39|
|2009 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
Jackson received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1993. He later received a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law in 1996. Jackson is an attorney and partner at Gay, Jackson & McNally LLP.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Human Services|
|• Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Alcoholic Beverage Control|
|• Judiciary II|
|• Local Government I|
|• State Government/State Personnel|
Jackson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Strengthening our Public Schools
- Excerpt:"No matter where you live, a quality education is the key to a better tomorrow. Our tax dollars should be spent wisely; although all areas were cut in this tough budget year, I voted to prevent such drastic cuts to public education."
- Excerpt:"As an attorney for the last 16 years and now as a legislator, I consider criminal justice one of the most important issues we face as a community. In the short time I have been in the General Assembly, I have worked to keep our communities safe, while making our criminal justice system responsive, equitable, and effective. "
- Excerpt:"As your State House Representative, I will continue to work to enhance our long-term economic prospects. In order to do this, we must continue to strengthen our public schools, community colleges, and universities."
- Excerpt:"Because I live here in the district, work in the district, go to church here in the district, and am active in this district, I am dedicated to our community and to being an effective voice in the General Assembly on behalf of all residents of District 39. To that end, I have worked with the local town elected officials and managers on their requests for local legislation during my first term."
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Darren Jackson is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Jackson ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated Michael Slawter and Don Mial in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Darren Jackson Incumbent||100%||27,585|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 39 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Darren Jackson Incumbent||61%||5,879|
On November 2, 2010 Jackson won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He defeated Jeanne Bonds in the primary faced Duane Cutlip in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 39 (2010)|
|Darren Jackson (D)||16,870||56.84%|
|Duane Cutlip (R)||12,809||43.16%|
Jackson disabled his campaign website five days before the election after being asked whether it violated ethics rules in the General Assembly. At issue is whether it's permissible for a legislator to include his legislative contact information on campaign material like a campaign website.
Comprehensive donor information for Jackson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Jackson raised a total of $232,356 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Darren Jackson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39||$70,285|
|2010||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39||$80,682|
|2004||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39||$14,766|
|2002||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39||$66,623|
|Grand Total Raised||$232,356|
2012Jackson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $70,285.
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Darren Jackson's campaign in 2012|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||$8,000|
|State Employees Association of North Carolina||$8,000|
|North Carolina Dental Society||$3,000|
|North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists||$2,750|
|Total Raised in 2012||$70,285|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Jackson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $80,682.
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Darren Jackson's campaign in 2010|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||$5,000|
|North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives||$2,300|
|American Anesthesiology of North Carolina||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$80,682|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Jackson and his wife, Tina, have three children. They currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Darren + Jackson + North Carolina + House"
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- Campaign website
- North Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Darren Jackson
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2004, 2002
- Representative Jackson's Facebook page
- darrenjackson.org - Issues
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina Board of Elections "Candidate lists," Accessed March 5, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed June 22, 2012
- Official North Carolina Election Results, 2010
- The Locker Room: Where is DarrenJackson.org?
- Carolina Journal: Campaign Website Raises Ethics Questions
- followthemoney.org, "Jackson, Darren" Accessed August 30, 2013
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