Mike Jackson (Texas politician)

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James Michael "Mike" Jackson
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 11th district
In office
1999–2013
Preceded by Jerry E. Patterson
Succeeded by Larry Taylor
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 129th district
In office
1989–1999
Preceded by Ed R. Watson
Succeeded by John E. Davis
Personal details
Born (1953-08-20) August 20, 1953 (age 63)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Vickie
Children Vic and Michelle
Residence Shoreacres, Texas
Alma mater

Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana State University
Occupation President, Industrial Construction Company
Profession contractor
Religion Methodist

James Michael Jackson, known as Mike Jackson (born 20 August 1953)[1] is a Republican former member of the Texas Senate representing the 11th District. He was also the President pro tempore of the Texas Senate, before running for national office in 2012. In this capacity, he served as Acting governor of Texas while Governor Rick Perry campaigned for U.S. President and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst was on holiday or campaigned for Perry.[2]

Education[edit]

Jackson received his education from the following institutions:

Political Experience[edit]

Mike Jackson has had the following political experience:

  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 36, 2012
  • Senator, Texas State Senate, 1999–present
  • Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1989-1999[3]

Current Legislative Committees[edit]

Mike Jackson has been a member of the following committees:

  • Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Member
  • Business and Commerce, Member
  • Committee of the Whole Senate, Member
  • Economic Development, Chair
  • Natural Resources, Member
  • State Affairs, Member[3]

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees[edit]

Mike Jackson has been a member of the following committees:

  • Member, Deer Park Community Advisory Council
  • Texas Delegate, Energy Council
  • Member, Environment Committee
  • Member, La Porte Mayor's Advisory Committee
  • Member, Lottery Commission
  • Member, Redistricting and Elections Committee
  • Member, Sunset Advisory Commission
  • Co-Chair, Texas Conservative Coalition's Task Force on Transportation
  • Member, Texas Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board
  • Workers Compensation Commission[3]

Professional Experience[edit]

Mike Jackson has had the following professional experience:

  • President, Force Corporation
  • Industrial Construction and Maintenance[3]

Election history[edit]

Senate election history of Jackson.[4]

Most recent election[edit]

2004[edit]

Texas general election, 2004: Senate District 11[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Jackson (Incumbent) 177,554 100.00 +13.70
Majority 177,554 100.00 +27.40
Turnout 177,554 +48.47
Republican hold

Previous elections[edit]

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 11[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Jackson (Incumbent) 103,204 86.30 +29.20
Libertarian Michael Rubin 16,384 13.70 +13.70
Majority 86,820 72.60 +58.39
Turnout 119,588 +7.55
Republican hold

1998[edit]

Texas general election, 1998: Senate District 11[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Jackson 63,492 57.10 +1.50
Democratic Edward Wesley 47,696 42.90 -1.50
Majority 15,796 14.21 +3.00
Turnout 111,188 -16.40
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (Texas) (2002-09-13). "State Senate Candidates for 2002 General Election". Retrieved 2006-12-26. 
  2. ^ Dallas News (3 January 2012). "Obscure Houston-area legislator's filled in as Texas governor during Perry's tour of Iowa". Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Senator Mike Jackson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  5. ^ "2004 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  6. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  7. ^ "1998 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 

External links[edit]

Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ed R. Watson
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 129 (La Porte)

1989–1999
Succeeded by
John E. Davis
Texas Senate
Preceded by
Jerry E. Patterson
Texas State Senator
from District 11 (La Porte)(1)

2004-present
Incumbent
Notes and references
1. For the 76th and 77th Legislatures, Jackson’s home city was Shoreacres.