|Louisiana House Of Representatives District 61|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 17, 2007|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
|J.D.||Southern University Law Center|
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.
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.
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.
|Louisiana State Senate District 14 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Democratic||Yvonne Dorsey Incumbent||58.2%||9,373|
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.
|Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 61 (2007)|
|Michael Jackson (D)||5,987|
|Byron Sharper (D)||2,939|
In 2007, a year in which Jackson was up for election, he collected $134,100 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce||$5,000|
|Louisiana Dental Association||$4,500|
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jackson
- ↑ WBRZ, "Baton Rouge lawmaker heads back to Democrats," July 6, 2011
- ↑ Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results," October 22, 2011
- ↑ Bayou Buzz "Vitter, Jindal Ready To Hammer And Louisiana Legislative Races To Watch," September 12, 2011
- ↑ Official Louisiana House of Representatives 2007 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money Campaign Contributions, 2007
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