|Arizona House of Representatives District 20|
Thrasher was a candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2002 and 2004. She served as a Precinct Committee Member for the Democratic Party from 2002 to 2006 and on the State Executive Committee of the Democratic Party from 2004 to 2006. From 2004 to 2006 she was a State Committee Member for the Democratic Party. She then served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2007 to 2008. She ran for re-election in 2008 but was denied.
Thrasher attended Glendale Community College. She then earned her BM in Instrumental Music Education from Arizona State University in 1979.
Thrasher worked as a teacher at Alhambra High School of the Phoenix Union High School District in 1980. She has worked as band/orchestra director for the Washington Elementary School District since then.
Thrasher ran in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 20. She and Tonya Norwood ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. She was defeated in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Thrasher received endorsements from:
- Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix
- Arizona Fraternal Order of Police
- Arizona Medical Association Political Action Committee
- Arizona Education Association
- Arizona Nurses Association, PAC
- Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association PAC
- Arizona AFL-CIO
- National Association of Social Workers, AZ Chapter PACE
- Communication Workers of America/Arizona State Council
- Arizona League of Conservation Voters
- Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club
- Humane Voters of Arizona
- Arizona Pipe Trades 469
- IBEW 640
- AZ Building and Construction Trades Council
- Arizona List
- Arizona Women's Political Caucus
- Progressive Majority
- AZ NOW PAC
- State representative Chad Campbell state house Minority Leader
- State representative Steve Farley, Assistant state house Minority Leader
- State representative Ruben Gallego
- State representative Lynne Pancrazi
- State representative Tom Chabin
- State senator David Schapira, state senate Minority Leader
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 10 General Election (2010)|
|Kimberly Yee (R)||19,485|
|Jim Weiers (R)||18,237|
|Jackie Thrasher (D)||14,770|
|Aaron Jahneke (D)||12,226|
Thrasher and her husband, John, have two children.
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- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Jackie Thrasher for Arizona, "Endorsements," accessed September 22, 2012 (dead link)
- Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 2, 2014