Mike Jackson, Texas
|Texas State Senate, District 11|
|1999 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Texas House of Representatives|
|Birthday||August 20, 1953|
|Place of birth||Baton Rouge, LA|
Jackson attended Louisiana State University and also later attended Louisiana Technical University.
In addition to being a senator, he also holds the title of contractor and president of Force Corporation Industrial Construction and Maintenance. Prior to his position in the state senate, Jackson was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1989 to 1999.
Mike Jackson served on the following Texas Senate committees:
- Economic Development Committee Chair
- Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee
- Business & Commerce Committee
- Natural Resources Committee
- State Affairs Committee
- Nominations Committee, Texas State Senate
- Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Texas State Senate
- Business & Commerce Committee, Texas State Senate
- Natural Resources Committee, Texas State Senate
Jackson raised $1,075,483 for his campaign while Jaworski raised $1,152,151 and Messina raised $0.
|Texas State Senate, District 11 (2008)|
|Mike Jackson (R)||155,722||56.48%|
|Joe Jaworski (D)||113,567||41.18%|
|Cliff Messina (L)||6,419||2.32%|
As of May 9, 2012, Jackson raised $238,038 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $211,356, leaving him with $26,682 cash on hand. Of that, 63 percent came from individual contributions, 21 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 16 percent was from PAC contributions.
In 2008, a year in which Jackson was up for re-election, he collected $1,075,483 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$66,938|
|Teas Oil & Gas Association||$25,000|
In 2004, a year in which Jackson was up for re-election, he collected $409,728 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2004 were:
|Texas Medical Association||$7,532|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$7,500|
|Three separate donors each contributing:||$7,000|
In 2002, a year in which Jackson was up for re-election, he collected $246,862 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2002 were:
|Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers||$7,750|
|Associated General Contractors of Texas||$6,000|
|Texas Dental Association||$5,500|
|Four separate donors each contributing:||$5,000|
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.
Mike Jackson received a grade of B on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Jackson was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."
Jackson and his wife, Vickie, have two children.
- Mike Jackson's personal website
- Official website of Mike Jackson
- Mike Jackson legislative profile on Project Vote Smart
- Mike Jackson bio on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 1998
- Facebook page
- Mike Jackson on Project Vote Smart
- Republican candidate list
- Unofficial Republican primary results
- Election Results, Texas State Senate, District 1
- Election Results, Texas State Senate, District 11
- opensecrets.org Accessed May 22, 2012
- 2008 contributions to Mike Jackson
- 2006 Follow the Money
- 2002 Follow the Money
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Advocates
- Project Vote Smart biography
|Texas Senate District 11
| Succeeded by|
Larry Taylor (R)