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Hannah-Beth Jackson
Hannah-Beth Jackson.jpg
California State Senate District 19
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 5, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years
Prior offices
California State Assembly
Bachelor'sScripps College
J.D.Boston University
Date of birth5/19/1950
Place of birthBoston, MA
Hannah-Beth Jackson is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 19. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Jackson was an Assembly member in the California State Assembly, District 35 from 1998-2004.[1] She was a candidate for California State Senate, District 19 in 2008.[1]


Jackson earned her Bachelor's degree in Government and Sociology from Scripps College and her J.D. from Boston University.[1]

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget and Fiscal Review
Environmental Quality
Natural Resources and Water
Emergency Management, Chair
Fairs, Allocation, and Classification
Legislative Audit
Joint Rules


Campaign themes


Jackson's campaign website listed the following issues:

  • Creating Good Paying Jobs and Getting California's Economy Back on Track
Excerpt: "It’s about experience and I have the proven record of leadership to know what it takes to get things done. I want to work with all members of the Legislature to come up with serious solutions to California’s ongoing budget crisis."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As an educator, I have seen firsthand the challenges many of our students face, and the struggle with our public education system to address them with continued budget cuts and fractured support for education."
  • Protecting the Environment and Preserving California’s Resources
Excerpt: "As environmental regulations are being threatened, we are at a crossroads here in our community, state and nation. I have the experience, effectiveness and commitment to stand-up to big oil and other special interests to ensure that California continues to develop the infrastructure for green industries and jobs to provide for our future economy."



See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Jackson won the 2012 election for California State Senate District 19. She and Mike Stoker (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Jason Hodge (D). Jackson was victorious in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

California State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHannah-Beth Jackson 55.7% 180,780
     Republican Mike Stoker 44.3% 143,819
Total Votes 324,599

California State Senate, District 19 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Stoker 44.9% 69,252
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHannah-Beth Jackson 41.6% 64,219
     Democratic Jason Hodge 13.5% 20,828
Total Votes 154,299

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jackson is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Jackson raised a total of $8,484,655 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[4]

Hannah-Beth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Senate, District 19 Won $1,343,748
2008 California State Senate, District 19 Defeated $4,391,354
2002 California State Assembly, District 35 Won $427,282
2000 California State Assembly, District 35 Won $1,404,034
1998 California State Assembly, District 35 Won $918,237
Grand Total Raised $8,484,655


Jackson won election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $1,343,748.
California State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Hannah-Beth's campaign in 2012
Jackson, Hannah-Beth B.$25,000
Service Employees Local 721$15,600
California Faculty Association$15,600
Service Employees Local 1000$15,600
California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee$15,600
Total Raised in 2012$1,343,748
Source:Follow the Money


Jackson and her husband, George Eskin, have one child.[1]

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Preceded by
Tony Strickland (R)
California State Senate District 19
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