Lester Jackson

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Lester Jackson
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Georgia State Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives
1999 - 2009
Personal
Place of birthSavannah, Georgia
ProfessionDentist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lester G. Jackson is a Democratic member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Jackson served in the Georgia State House of Representatives from 1998 to 2008.

Biography

Jackson's professional experience includes working as a dentist. He served in the United States Navy.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Economic Development
Health and Human Services
Higher Education
Urban Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Lester G. Jackson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Jackson ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 2. Jackson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. No Republican candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4] Jackson ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

Georgia State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLester Jackson Incumbent 100% 51,329
Total Votes 51,329

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Jackson won re-election to the 2nd District seat in 2010. He defeated a Republican opponent, Michael Gaster, in the November 2, 2010, general election.[6]

Georgia State Senate, District 2
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lester Jackson (D) 23,427 72.6%
Michael Gaster (R) 8,858 27.4%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jackson was elected to the Georgia State Senate from Georgia's 2nd Senate District. Jackson ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 46,527 votes.[7] Jackson raised $47,992 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jackson is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Jackson raised a total of $344,062 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[9]

Lester Jackson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 2 Won $27,325
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 2 Won $51,225
2008 Georgia State Senate, District 2 Won $47,992
2006 Georgia State House, District 161 Won $13,695
2004 Georgia State House, District 161 Won $107,297
2002 Georgia State House, District 124 Won $52,145
2000 Georgia State House, District 148 Won $36,813
1998 Georgia State House, District 148 Won $7,570
Grand Total Raised $344,062

2012

Jackson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $27,325.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lester Jackson's campaign in 2012
Hall Booth Smith & Slover$2,125
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Georgia Dental Association$2,000
Waste Management$2,000
Weyerhaeuser Co$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$27,325
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jackson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $51,225.

2008

Jackson won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $47,992.

2006

Jackson won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $13,695.

2004

Jackson won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $107,297.

2002

Jackson won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $52,145.

2000

Jackson won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $36,813.

1998

Jackson won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $7,570.

Personal

Jackson and his wife, Lorna, have four children.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[10]

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[11]

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Georgia State Senate - District 2
2009–present
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