Girod Jackson, III
|Girod Jackson, III|
|Louisiana House Of Representatives District 87|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November 17, 2007|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
Jackson's professional experience includes working as a general contractor.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:
- Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs, Chairman
- House and Governmental Affairs
- Legislative Audit Advisory Council
- House Committee on Homeland Security
- Joint Committee on Homeland Security
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:
In 2012, Jackson re-introduced a proposal to increase the number of minority judges in Louisiana's 24th Judicial District. The 24th Judicial district covers Jefferson Parish and corresponded to his own district, House District 87. Jackson had hoped to implement his plan to add a third minority judge through House Bill 523, however time ran out when the session ended on June 23.
In 2012, out of the 16 judges in the 24th District, two were African-American, and were elected from a subdistrict in which minorities comprised the majority of voters. Jackson proposed that a third judge be elected from that same subdistrict, or the next subdistrict that sees a vacancy after January 1, 2012.
On October 22, 2011, Jackson won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He was scheduled to face Glenda Williams (D) and Kevin Steel (R) in the October 22 primary, but both dropped out in September, assuring Jackson another term.
|Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 87 (2007)|
|Girod Jackson, III (D)||N/A|
In 2011, Jackson received $21,574 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Girod Jackson, III's campaign in 2011|
|Louisiana Sheriffs & Deputies Political A||$1,500|
|J P Morrell Campaign Fund Inc||$1,000|
|At & T Louisiana Pac||$750|
|Louisiana Nursing Home Association||$750|
|Total Raised in 2011||$21,574|
In 2007, a year in which Jackson was up for election, he collected $7,216 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Girod Jackson, III||$2,000|
|Crescent Engineering Group LLC||$1,559|
|Louisiana Housing Development Corporation||$1,500|
|Louisiana Home Builders Association||$500|
Jackson is a member of the Democratic Caucus and the Jefferson Parish Legislative Delegation.
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- nola.com, "State Rep. Girod Jackson resigns, apologizes for fraud, tax charges," August 22, 2013
- theadvocate.com, "Harvey legislator resigns office, apologizes," August 25, 2013
- The Jefferson REPORT, HOUSE DISTRICT 87, June 1, 2011
- Nola.com,Jackson to seek 3rd minority judgeship for the 24th Judicial District Court, July 5, 2011
- Times-Picayune, "Jackson re-elected to 87th House District post after challengers quit," September 14, 2011
- Official Louisiana House of Representatives 2007 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money Campaign Contributions, 2007
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jackson
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 87
| Succeeded by|
Ebony Woodruff (D)
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