Darren Jackson

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Darren Jackson
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 39
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJanuary 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Darren G. Jackson is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first appointed to the chamber in January 2009.

Biography

Jackson received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1993 and his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law in 1996. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and partner at Gay, Jackson & McNally LLP.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Ethics
Health and Human Services
Judiciary
Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

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:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Jackson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

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."

Criminal Justice

  • 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. "

Working Families

  • 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."

Local Issues

  • 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

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives 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 Darren Jackson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDarren Jackson Incumbent 100% 27,585
Total Votes 27,585
North Carolina House of Representatives District 39 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDarren Jackson Incumbent 61% 5,879
Don Mial 29.5% 2,846
Michael Slawter 9.5% 916
Total Votes 9,641

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 39 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Darren Jackson (D) 16,870 56.84%
Duane Cutlip (R) 12,809 43.16%

Campaign

Jackson disabled his campaign website five days before the election after being asked whether it violated ethics rules in the General Assembly.[9] At issue is whether it's permissible for a legislator to include his legislative contact information on campaign material like a campaign website.[10]

Campaign donors

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.[11]

Darren Jackson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39 Won $70,285
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39 Won $80,682
2004 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39 Defeated $14,766
2002 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 39 Defeated $66,623
Grand Total Raised $232,356

2012

Jackson 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
Nationwide$4,000
North Carolina Dental Society$3,000
North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists$2,750
Total Raised in 2012$70,285
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jackson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $80,682.

Scorecards

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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.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • 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.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Jackson and his wife, Tina, have three children. They currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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