|Washington State House of Representatives District 49|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
March 25, 2011
Jacks has worked for MacKay and Sposito Incorporated in Business Development since 2008. He was a Citizen Advocate for the City of Vancouver from 2001 to 2005. He then worked as the Governor's Representative for Governor Chris Gregoire's Office from 2005 to 2008.
Jacks received his MA from the University of Bradford, England in 1996. He earned his B.S. from Oregon State University in 1993. 
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Washington State House
- Capital Budget Committee, Washington State House
- Technology, Energy and Communications Committee, Washington State House
Jim Jacks was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 49. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. In the November 2, 2010 general election, he defeated Republican Bill Cismar.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 49a General Election (2010)|
|Jim Jacks (D)||23,381|
|Bill Cismar (R)||17,540|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 49a Primary (2010)|
|Jim Jacks (D)||13,337||55.65%|
|Bill Cismar (R)||10,629||44.35%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Jim Jacks won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 49 receiving 60.04% of the vote (29,721 votes), defeating Republican Debbie Peterson who received 39.96% of the vote (19,782 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 49(2008)|
|Jim Jacks (D)||29,721||60.04%|
|Debbie Peterson (R)||19,782||39.96%|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jim Jacks's 2008 campaign.
|Washington Education Association||$1,600|
|Electrical Workers Local 48||$1,600|
|Washington Federation of State Employees||$1,600|
|Patricia A. Nierenberg||$1,600|
Jacks and his wife, Brenda, have two children.
- Jim Jacks' personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Jacks
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- [http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/mar/25/state-rep-jacks-resigns/ The Columbian, State Rep. Jacks resigns, 25 March 2011]
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jacks
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
|Washington House of Representatives District 49
2008–March 25, 2011
| Succeeded by|
State of Washington
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