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Brent Jackson
William Brent Jackson.jpg
North Carolina State Senate District 10
In office
January 26, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionFounder/President/CEO, Jackson Farming Company, Inc
Office website
William Brent Jackson 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.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources
Appropriations/Base Budget
Rules and Operations of the Senate
State and Local Government


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


Campaign themes


Jackson's website highlighted the following issues:[1]

  • Jobs
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."
  • Taxes
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."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "those immigrants who migrated legally should not be punished by granting illegal immigrants amnesty. I do not support amnesty."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I believe that teachers should be free to teach their students without excessive, burdensome paperwork and needless regulations."
  • Medical/Insurance Reform
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.[2][3]

North Carolina State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Jackson Incumbent 100% 48,772
Total Votes 48,772
North Carolina State Senate District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Jackson 74.5% 12,380
Mike Osborne 25.5% 4,228
Total Votes 16,608


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Jackson defeated George "Dewey" Hudson (D) in the November 2 general election.[4]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 10 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brent Jackson (R) 25,342 52.24%
Dewey Hudson (D) 23,167 47.75%
North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 10 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brent Jackson 4,374
Thomas Humphrey 3,869


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.[5]

Campaign donors

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.[6]

Brent Jackson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 10 Won $253,554
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 10 Won $599,087
Grand Total Raised $852,641


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
Smithfield Foods$6,000
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
Preceded by
Charles W. Albertson (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 10
Succeeded by