Mike Jackson, Texas

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Mike Jackson
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Texas State Senate, District 11
Former Officeholder
In office
1999 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives
Date of birthAugust 20, 1953
Place of birthBaton Rouge, LA
Mike Jackson is a former Republican member of the Texas State Senate representing District 11 from 1999 to 2013.

Jackson attended Louisiana State University and also later attended Louisiana Technical University. He also holds the title of contractor and president of Force Corporation Industrial Construction and Maintenance. Prior to his position in the state senate, Jackson was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1989 to 1999.[1]

Jackson ran unsuccessfully for election to the U.S. House in 2012, instead of seeking re-election to the Texas State Senate.

Committee assignments


Mike Jackson served on the following Texas Senate committees:




See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2012

Jackson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. He was defeated by Steve Stockman and Stephen Takach in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[2][3]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Takach Incumbent 22.4% 12,208
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 21.8% 11,858
Mike Jackson 19.8% 10,786
Jim Engstrand 9.4% 5,114
Ky D. Griffin 7.4% 4,025
Charles Meyer 4% 2,156
Kim Morrell 3.5% 1,930
Lois Dickson Myers 2.9% 1,558
Jerry Doyle 2.7% 1,479
Keith Casey 2.3% 1,225
Daniel Whitton 2% 1,110
Tim Wintill 1.8% 984
Total Votes 54,433


On Nov. 4, 2008, Jackson won re-election to the 11th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponents Joe Jaworski and Cliff Messina.[4]

Jackson raised $1,075,483 for his campaign while Jaworski raised $1,152,151 and Messina raised $0.[5]

Texas State Senate, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Jackson (R) 155,722 56.48%
Joe Jaworski (D) 113,567 41.18%
Cliff Messina (L) 6,419 2.32%

Campaign donors


As of May 9, 2012, Jackson raised $238,038 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $211,356, leaving him with $26,682 cash on hand. Of that, 63 percent came from individual contributions, 21 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 16 percent was from PAC contributions.[6]


In 2008, a year in which Jackson was up for re-election, he collected $1,075,483 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Twenty-One PAC $125,000
Bob Perry $87,500
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $66,938
Texas Oil & Gas Association $25,000


In 2004, a year in which Jackson was up for re-election, he collected $409,728 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Branom, Edwin $10,000
Texas Medical Association $7,532
Union Pacific Railroad $7,500
Three separate donors each contributing: $7,000


In 2002, a year in which Jackson was up for re-election, he collected $246,862 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers $7,750
Associated General Contractors of Texas $6,000
Texas Dental Association $5,500
Four separate donors each contributing: $5,000


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[10] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Mike Jackson received a grade of B on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Jackson was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[11]


Jackson and his wife, Vickie, have two children.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Patterson
Texas Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Larry Taylor (R)