Jeff Jackson

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Jeff Jackson
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North Carolina State Senate, District 37
Incumbent
In office
May 6, 2014-present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEmory University
Master'sEmory University
J.D.UNC Chapel Hill
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeff Jackson is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election held by Democratic leaders in Mecklenburg County on May 3, 2014, to replace Dan Clodfelter (D), who resigned to become Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.[1]

Biography

Jackson earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Philosophy from Emory University and his J.D. from UNC Chapel Hill. His professional experience includes working as an assistant district attorney in Gaston County.[2]

Elections

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Jeff Jackson was chosen to replace Dan Clodfelter in the Democratic primary, after Clodfelter resigned from the Senate to become Mayor of Charlotte. Jackson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jackson is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
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  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

Personal

Jackson and his wife, Marisa, have one child.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Clodfelter (D)
North Carolina State Senate, District 37
May 6, 2014–present
Succeeded by
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