State Sen. Lester Jackson (D-Savannah) has been named as an atlarge member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He becomes one of only eight Georgians and the only member of the Georgia General Assembly on the DNC.
“I am most honored to have been named to the national committee of the Democratic Party,” and I look forward to working with fellow Democrats from across the nation,” Jackson said.
Jackson was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2008 following 10 years of service in the state House of Representatives. He was named Georgia’s Freshman Legislator of the Year in 1999. Presently, Jackson serves on the Senate Higher Education, Health & Human Services, Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Ethics and Science & Technology committees.
Among other legislative accomplishments the past 11 years, he was instrumental in bringing property tax reform to Chatham County, is a strong advocate for mental health funding to keep Georgia’s regional hospitals in operation and expanding access to the PeachCare for Kids program for working families. He and his wife, Dr. Lorna Jackson, have four children.