Thomas "Action" Jackson

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Thomas Jackson
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Alabama House of Representatives District 68
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 21
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sSelma University, 1970
Bachelor'sKnoxville College, 1972
Master'sAlabama State University, 1977
Date of birthAugust 24, 1949
Place of birthThomasville, AL
ProfessionAssociate Pastor
ReligionAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Office website
Thomas E. "Action" Jackson (b. August 24, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 68, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Marengo, and Monroe counties. He was first elected in 1994.


Jackson currently serves as an associate pastor at the Church of God in Christ and the director of the Upward Bound Program at Alabama Southern Community College.

Committee assignments


Jackson served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

  • Subcommittee on Agency and Commission Issues
  • Subcommittee on K-12



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Thomas Jackson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jackson won re-election to the 68th District seat in 2010. He defeated Thomas Jackson in the primary and then ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 68 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas "Action" Jackson (D) 5,484
Thomas Jackson (D) 2,786


On November 7, 2006, Jackson was re-elected to the 68th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Jackson raised $70,628 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Jackson raised $16,196 in contributions.[9]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
PAK PAC $5,000
Jackson, Thomas $1,688
*Non-Contribution Income $1,332


In 2006, Jackson collected $70,628 in donations.

Below are Jackson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[10]

Contributor 2006 total
Poarch PAC $10,000
AL Education Assoc $10,000
Seth Hammett Campaign $4,000
AL Wholesale Beer Assoc $2,500
AL Trial Lawyers Assoc $2,500


Jackson and his wife, Dorothy, have four children.

He is a member of the Alabama Education Associations, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kiwanis Club, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and National Education Association.[11]


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Preceded by
Alabama House District 68
Succeeded by