Verdell Jackson

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Verdell Jackson
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Montana State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana State House of Representatives
1998-2006
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado, 1964
Master'sArizona State University, 1970
Personal
BirthdayApril 1, 1941
Place of birthCortez, CO
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Verdell Jackson (b. April 1, 1941) is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 5 since 2007.

Jackson earned his BS from the University of Colorado in 1964. He then received his MA from Arizona State University in 1970. He went on to become an Education Specialist at Auburn University in 1984.

Jackson was a Businessman/Journalism Teacher at Carbon High School from 1964 to 1970. He then worked as a Business Instructor for the University of Alaska from 1970 to 1972. He also worked as a Vocational Curriculum Specialist for the State of Alaska from 1972 to 1991. From 1991 to 1996 he was School Superintendent for Flathead Christian School. He has been a rancher since 1996.

Jackson has been a member of the Republican Central Committee since 1996. He served in the Montana State House of Representatives from 1998 to 2006. He joined the Montana State Senate in 2007. He has served in that position since, representing the 5th district.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jackson served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs, Vice Chair
Energy and Telecommunications, Vice Chair
Natural Resources

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jackson served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jackson served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Jackson won re-election to the Montana State Senate, defeating Edd Blackler. He had no primary opposition.

Montana State Senate, District 5 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Verdell Jackson (R) 6,638
Edd Blackler (D) 2,447

2006

On November 7, 2006, Jackson won election to the 5th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Ric Smith (D).[1]

Montana State Senate, District 5 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Verdell Jackson (R) 5,751
Ric Smith (D) 3,913

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Jackson was up for re-election, he collected $4,825 in donations.[2]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.

2008

In 2006, Jackson collected $15,889 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Verdell Jackson $2,294
Flathead Republican Womens Club $500
Flathead Republican Central Committee $500
Gary Cuthbertson $260
Mark Blasdel $260

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Personal

Jackson and his wife, Linda, have one child.

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Montana Senate District 5
2007–present
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