Lester G. Jackson – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for State Senator District 2, Georgia

Democratic Party of Georgia
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1501 Abercorn St.Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 233-7970
Biographical
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

He and his wife, Dr. Lorna Jackson, have four children.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Savannah family dentist.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

He is a life member of the NAACP.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Jackson was first elected to the state legislature in 1998. He was named Georgia’s Freshman Legislator of the Year in 1999. In 2003-04, he served as vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee, chairman of the Health Professions Subcommittee, was a member of the powerful House

Appropriations Committee and served as Assistant House Majority Whip.

Sen. Jackson currently serves on the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Health and Human Services, Higher Education, Economic Development, and Urban Affairs committees.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Jackson was selected by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus as its Legislator of the Year because of his ongoing effort to improve access to health care, support public schools and improve public safety. Jackson received the Savannah Community Service Award for legislation bringing tax reform to the Savannah area.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

U.S. Navy veteran.

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