Katrina Jackson

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Katrina Jackson
Katrina Jackson.jpg
Louisiana House of Representatives, District 16
In office
January 9, 2012-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 19, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCarroll High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Louisiana-Monroe
J.D.Southern University Law Center, 2004
Place of birthMonroe, Louisiana
Office website
Personal website
Katrina R. Jackson is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 16. She was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development
Health and Welfare


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:



See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District special election, 2013

Jackson did not run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District in 2013.[1]


See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Jackson won election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. She defeated Samuel Jackson (R), James M. Murphy (No party) and Ronnie Traylor (D) in the primary election on October 22 with more than 50% of the vote. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 16 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatrina Jackson 51% 3,283
     Republican Samuel Jackson 25.6% 1,650
     Democratic Ronnie Traylor 15.9% 1,021
     Independent James M. Murphy 7.5% 482
Total Votes 6,436


On her campaign website, Jackson listed her platform as the following three points:[3]

  • "Stimulate economic growth in our urban and rural areas by promoting businesses and creating jobs"
  • "Help our educational system and educators fight for academic excellence for the children of our state"
  • "Ensure that our senior citizens have resources and programs that will enhance their quality of life"

Campaign donors


In 2011, Jackson received $60,518 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Katrina Jackson's campaign in 2011
Jackson, Katrina R$8,528
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 60$2,500
Haynie & Associates$2,353
Holman, Patricia W$2,000
Holman, Welton$1,700
Total Raised in 2011 $60,518
Total Votes received in 2011 3,283
Cost of each vote received $18.43

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kay Katz
Louisiana House of Representatives District 16
Succeeded by