William Brent Jackson
|North Carolina State Senate District 10|
| January 26, 2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position ||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Founder/President/CEO, Jackson Farming Company, Inc|
is a Republican
member of the North Carolina State Senate
, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Jackson attended North Carolina State University. In 1981, he became the founder, president and CEO of Jackson Farming Company.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jackson served on these committees:
Jackson's website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I know that private business create jobs–not the government. I will support efforts to help businesses hire employees. Many taxes and regulations are burdens on businesses, and therefore, the economy."
- Excerpt: "I believe the state budget process is broken because it focuses on the percentage of increase from one year to the next. I will fight to implement zero-based budgeting to examine and ensure that each and every state program is providing the value to the public it was intended to."
- Excerpt: "those immigrants who migrated legally should not be punished by granting illegal immigrants amnesty. I do not support amnesty."
- Excerpt: "I believe that teachers should be free to teach their students without excessive, burdensome paperwork and needless regulations."
- Excerpt: "I believe we must pass medical malpractice reform because lawsuit abuse and skyrocketing jury awards are driving up the cost of health insurance for working families. We must continue to fight to reign in these lawsuits and get our insurance costs under control."
- See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012
Jackson defeated Mike Osborne in the May 8 Republican primary. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
||Brent Jackson Incumbent
|North Carolina State Senate District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
| Mike Osborne
- See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010
Jackson defeated George "Dewey" Hudson (D) in the November 2 general election.
| North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 10 (2010)
| Brent Jackson (R)
| Dewey Hudson (D)
| North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 10 (2010)
| Brent Jackson
| Thomas Humphrey
The two men running to replace Sen. Charlie Albertson in the General Assembly claimed the other was hitting "below the belt" with campaign mailers. The mailers claimed among other things that Hudson failed to properly prosecute an illegal immigrant who ultimately drove drunk and killed a teacher in Brunswick County and Jackson failed to care for a migrant worker who suffered a severe heat stroke and later fell into a coma. His family was finally paid $4 million by an insurance company.
Comprehensive donor information for Jackson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jackson raised a total of $852,641 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.
Jackson won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $253,554
|North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brent Jackson's campaign in 2012|
|Prestage, William H||$7,000|
|Lewis Jr, Calvin E||$6,500|
|North Carolina Medical Society||$5,000|
|Harvey, C Felix||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$253,554|
|Source:Follow the Money
Jackson and his wife, Debbie, have three children. They currently reside in Autryville, North Carolina.
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| Political offices
Charles W. Albertson (D)
|North Carolina State Senate District 10
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