He and his wife, Dr. Lorna Jackson, have four children.
Savannah family dentist.
He is a life member of the NAACP.
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.
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.
U.S. Navy veteran.