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name                = Girod Jackson, III |
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|Name = Girod Jackson, III
political position  = Louisiana House of Representatives District 87 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Louisiana House Of Representatives District 87
assumed office     = 2008 |
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|Status = Former member
term ends          = January 9, 2012 |
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|Tenure = 2008-2013
political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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  profession          = General Contractor |
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website             = [http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp?ID=87 House site] |
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|Political party = Democratic
}}{{tnr}}'''Girod Jackson, III''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]]. He has represented the 87th District since 2008.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Girod Jackson, III''' is a former [[Democratic]] member of the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]], representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007, serving until his resignation on August 22, 2013. Jackson resigned as U.S. Attorney Dana Bonte's office charged him with one count of making a fraudulent statement in his tax returns and two counts of willful failure to file taxes.  Jackson was alleged to have misrepresented on a federal tax return how much his company, Diversified Ventures, earned during 2006.  Prosecutors said the company made about $600,000 from contracts while Jackson and his wife listed only $108,000.  That discrepancy caused the Jacksons to avoid paying almost $80,000 in taxes.<ref>[http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/08/post_530.html ''nola.com'', "State Rep. Girod Jackson resigns, apologizes for fraud, tax charges," August 22, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://theadvocate.com/news/6850977-123/state-rep-jackson-charged-with ''theadvocate.com'', "Harvey legislator resigns office, apologizes," August 25, 2013]</ref>
  
Jackson works as a general contractor.
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==Biography==
 
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Jackson's professional experience includes working as a general contractor.
He is a member of the Democratic Caucus and the Jefferson Parish Legislative Delegation.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=93763 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jackson]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:
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* [[Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives|Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs]], ''Chairman
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* [[House and Governmental Affairs Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives|House and Governmental Affairs]]
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* Legislative Audit Advisory Council
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* House Committee on Homeland Security
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* Joint Committee on Homeland Security
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:
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*[[Joint Legislative Budget Committee, Louisiana State Legislature|Budget]]
 
* [[House and Governmental Affairs Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives|House and Governmental Affairs]]  
 
* [[House and Governmental Affairs Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives|House and Governmental Affairs]]  
 
* [[Municipal Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives|Municipal]]
 
* [[Municipal Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives|Municipal]]
 
* [[Ways and Means Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives|Ways and Means]]
 
* [[Ways and Means Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives|Ways and Means]]
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==Issues==
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===Minority judges===
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[[File:Jefferson Parish Louisiana.png|thumb|Jefferson Parish, Louisiana]]
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In 2012, Jackson re-introduced a proposal to increase the number of minority judges in [[Louisiana|Louisiana's]] [[Judgepedia:24th Judicial District, Louisiana|24th Judicial District]]. The 24th Judicial district covers [[ Jefferson Parish, Louisiana| Jefferson Parish]] and corresponded to his own district, House District 87.<ref>[http://thejeffersonreport.com/?p=1957 ''The Jefferson REPORT,'' HOUSE DISTRICT 87, June 1, 2011]</ref> Jackson had hoped to implement his plan to add a third minority judge through House Bill 523, however time ran out when the session ended on [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions|June 23]].<ref name=nola>[http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/07/jackson_to_seek_third_judgeshi.html ''Nola.com,''Jackson to seek 3rd minority judgeship for the 24th Judicial District Court, July 5, 2011]</ref>
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In 2012, out of the 16 judges in the 24th District, two were African-American, and were elected from a subdistrict in which minorities comprised the majority of voters. Jackson proposed that a third judge be elected from that same subdistrict, or the next subdistrict that sees a vacancy after January 1, 2012.<ref name=nola/>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2011===
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::''See also: [[Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
  
===2007===
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On October 22, 2011, Jackson won re-election to District 61 of the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]].  He was scheduled to face [[Glenda Williams]] (D) and [[Kevin Steel]] (R) in the October 22 primary, but both dropped out in September, assuring Jackson another term.<ref>[http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/jackson_re-elected_to_87th_hou.html ''Times-Picayune,'' "Jackson re-elected to 87th House District post after challengers quit," September 14, 2011]</ref>
  
<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=LA&y=2007#fHOUSE001 Official Louisiana House of Representatives 2007 General Election Results </ref>
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===2007===
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In 2007, Jackson, III, was elected to the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]]. He ran unopposed.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=LA&y=2007#fHOUSE001 Official Louisiana House of Representatives 2007 General Election Results]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Jackson received $21,574 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=LA&y=2011&f=H Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
  
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|Chamber = Louisiana House of Representatives
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 21574
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|org1 = Louisiana Sheriffs & Deputies Political A
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|org2 = J P Morrell Campaign Fund Inc
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|org3 = At & T Louisiana Pac
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|org4 = Louisiana Nursing Home Association
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|org5 = Chevron Corp
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|orgdonor1 = 1,500
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|orgdonor2 = 1,000
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|orgdonor3 = 750
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|orgdonor4 = 750
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|orgdonor5 = 550
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In 2007, a year in which Jackson was up for election, he collected $7,216 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95330 Follow the Money Campaign Contributions, 2007]</ref>
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His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
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| Crescent Engineering Group LLC
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| Louisiana Housing Development Corporation
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| Louisiana Home Builders Association
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==Personal==
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Jackson is a member of the Democratic Caucus and the Jefferson Parish Legislative Delegation.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=93763 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jackson]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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*[http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp?ID=87 Louisiana House of Representatives - Rep. Girod Jackson, III]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=93763 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=93763 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=93763 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=93763 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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Revision as of 19:21, 23 November 2013

Girod Jackson, III
Girod Jackson III.jpg
Louisiana House Of Representatives District 87
Former member
In office
2008-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Personal
ProfessionGeneral Contractor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Girod Jackson, III is a former Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007, serving until his resignation on August 22, 2013. Jackson resigned as U.S. Attorney Dana Bonte's office charged him with one count of making a fraudulent statement in his tax returns and two counts of willful failure to file taxes. Jackson was alleged to have misrepresented on a federal tax return how much his company, Diversified Ventures, earned during 2006. Prosecutors said the company made about $600,000 from contracts while Jackson and his wife listed only $108,000. That discrepancy caused the Jacksons to avoid paying almost $80,000 in taxes.[1][2]

Biography

Jackson's professional experience includes working as a general contractor.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:

Issues

Minority judges

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

In 2012, Jackson re-introduced a proposal to increase the number of minority judges in Louisiana's 24th Judicial District. The 24th Judicial district covers Jefferson Parish and corresponded to his own district, House District 87.[3] Jackson had hoped to implement his plan to add a third minority judge through House Bill 523, however time ran out when the session ended on June 23.[4]

In 2012, out of the 16 judges in the 24th District, two were African-American, and were elected from a subdistrict in which minorities comprised the majority of voters. Jackson proposed that a third judge be elected from that same subdistrict, or the next subdistrict that sees a vacancy after January 1, 2012.[4]

Elections

2011

See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Jackson won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He was scheduled to face Glenda Williams (D) and Kevin Steel (R) in the October 22 primary, but both dropped out in September, assuring Jackson another term.[5]

2007

In 2007, Jackson, III, was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed.[6]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 87 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Girod Jackson, III (D) N/A

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Jackson received $21,574 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Girod Jackson, III's campaign in 2011
Louisiana Sheriffs & Deputies Political A$1,500
J P Morrell Campaign Fund Inc$1,000
At & T Louisiana Pac$750
Louisiana Nursing Home Association$750
Chevron Corp$550
Total Raised in 2011 $21,574

2007

In 2007, a year in which Jackson was up for election, he collected $7,216 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Girod Jackson, III $2,000
Crescent Engineering Group LLC $1,559
Louisiana Housing Development Corporation $1,500
Louisiana Home Builders Association $500

Personal

Jackson is a member of the Democratic Caucus and the Jefferson Parish Legislative Delegation.[9]

Recent news

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Preceded by
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 87
2008–2013
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Ebony Woodruff (D)