Girod Jackson, III

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Girod Jackson, III
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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
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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]

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