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Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson.jpg
Louisiana House Of Representatives District 61
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 17, 2007
First elected1999
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sSouthern University
J.D.Southern University Law Center
Michael Jackson (b. September 22, 1965) is a former Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He represented the 61st District from 1999 to 2012.

Jackson is an attorney. He earned his JD from the Southern University Law Center, and BA from Southern University.

Jackson is a member of the Democratic Caucus, and Vice Chair of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus.[1]

Jackson was initially a member of the Democratic Party when elected. He switched to Independent in 2008, and switched back to Democratic on May 31, 2011.[2]

Committee assignments


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



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Jackson ran for district 14 of the Louisiana State Senate in 2011. He faced incumbent Yvonne Dorsey (D) and Christopher Toombs (R) in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. Dorsey won with over 50 percent +1 votes.[3]

Louisiana State Senate District 14 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngYvonne Dorsey Incumbent 58.2% 9,373
     Democratic Michael Jackson 28.2% 4,540
     Republican Christopher Toombs 13.6% 2,197
Total Votes 16,110

Races to watch

On September 12, 2011, Bayou Buzz issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between Dorsey, Jackson and Toombs was ranked as number 3. The report cites Dorsey as not accomplishing much in the legislature, while Jackson has raised his profile. Jackson, it notes, would not be a solid Democratic vote, which Dorsey has been.[4]


In 2007, Jackson was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Byron Sharper.[5]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 61 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Jackson (D) 5,987
Byron Sharper (D) 2,939

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which Jackson was up for election, he collected $134,100 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce $5,000
Louisiana Dental Association $4,500
Michael Jackson $4,443
Louisiana Manufacturers $4,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 61
Succeeded by
Alfred Williams