|Texas State House, District 115|
|2005 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
Jackson announced on July 13, 2011 that he would be retiring after his term ends in 2013. Reflecting on is long career of public service Jackson stated “I’ve been in elected office for 38 years—the majority of my life...The biggest thing I leave is a legacy of good, honest government.”
Jim Jackson served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
- HB 208 - Relating to the cancellation of the voter registration and to the eligibility to vote of persons who are deceased or not citizens of the United States.
- HB 658 - Relating to requiring governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program.
- HB 1033 - Relating to designating English as the official language of this state.
- HB 1035 - Relating to the requirement that an application or examination for a state-issued license be in English.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 115 |
2010 General election results
|Jim Jackson (R)||22,946||83.09%|
|David Bell (L)||4,669||16.90%|
On November 4, 2008, Jackson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 115th District, receiving 35,635 votes ahead of Libertarian Preston Poulter (8,262). He raised $103,239 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 115|
|Jim Jackson (R)||35,635||81.17%|
|Preston Poulter (L)||8,262||18.82%|
Jackson raised a total of $98,443 in 2010. Below are Jackson's top 6 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$3,500|
|Simmons, Harold C.||$2,500|
|Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson||$2,000|
|Texas Construction Association||$2,000|
Jackson raised $103,239 in 2008. His top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.
|Heartplace Medical Center||$4,000|
|Texas Optometric Assoc||$3,000|
|Texas Dental Assoc||$2,500|
|Harold C Simmons||$2,000|
|Apartment Assoc of Greater Dallas||$2,000|
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Jim Jackson received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Jim Jackson's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Jackson
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 115 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- Jim Jackson on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jackson
- NBC DFW, "Rep. Jim Jackson Retiring From Texas House", July 13, 2011
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Jackson
- Official Texas Election Results
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 115 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
|Texas House District 115
| Succeeded by|
Bennett Ratliff (R)
State of Texas
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