Jeff Jackson

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Jeff Jackson
North Carolina State Senate, District 37
In office
May 6, 2014-present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEmory University
Master'sEmory University
J.D.UNC Chapel Hill
Office website
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]


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]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety
Information Technology
Judiciary II
Pensions & Retirement & Aging
Program Evaluation



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place 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 was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jackson is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Jackson raised a total of $81,135 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 19, 2015.[7]

Jeff Jackson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 North Carolina State Senate, District 37 Won $81,135
Grand Total Raised $81,135


Jackson won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2014. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $81,135.
North Carolina State Senate 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Jackson's campaign in 2014
Jackson, Jeff$36,594
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers$2,000
Carolinas Healthcare Systems$2,000
Kowalis, Ed$1,500
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians$1,000
Total Raised in 2014$81,135
Source: Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Carolina

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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.

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  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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  • 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.


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