Mike Jackson (Oklahoma politician)

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Mike Jackson
Representative Mike Jackson.jpg
Speaker Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
Preceded by Jeff W. Hickman
Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
Preceded by Mike O'Neal
Constituency 40th district
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cara Jackson
Religion Christian

Mike Jackson (born March 6, 1978) is a United States politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Jackson currently serves in the Oklahoma House of Representatives as the Speaker Pro Tempore.

Elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives from his hometown of Enid, Oklahoma in 2004, Jackson chose not to file for re-election in 2014.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Jackson was born in Kiowa, Kansas. He married Carlyn “Cara” Jackson on December 10, 2001. They have two children. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2000 and worked as a public information officer for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.

Jackson also worked as a field representative for U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.

Political career[edit]

Jackson was first elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2004.

Jackson was recognized as the Oklahoma Public Employees Association’s Legislator of the Year for his efforts on behalf of state employees during the 2011 legislative session.[2]

Jackson was elected by the House Republican Caucus to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore on in November 2012.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 Candidate filings, Oklahoma State Election Board accessed April 11, 2014.
  2. ^ Rep. Mike Jackson honored as legislator of the year, Oklahoma Public Employees Association (accessed April 1, 2013).
  3. ^ Neal, James. Rep. Mike Jackson to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore, Enid News & Eagle, November 8, 2012. (accessed April 1, 2013)