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Jeff Jackson is a former state senator, major in the Army National Guard, and longtime advocate for clean energy and a healthy democracy. He is a true champion for climate action.
Jackson began his career in the Army and now serves as a major in the Army National Guard. He began his law career as a prosecutor in Gaston County, North Carolina, and eventually became the assistant district attorney. In 2014, Jackson became the second-youngest senator in the North Carolina Senate, earning a 100% score in 2021 and a 93% lifetime score from North Carolina LCV. In his first year, Jackson worked with NCLCV to propose amendments to add additional coal ash sites to their high priority cleanup list. Over the last eight years, he has introduced and cosponsored a number of bills related to climate action, accelerating the transition to clean energy, promoting electric vehicles and energy efficiency, and protecting clean water, including from PFAS chemicals. He has worked to address racial disparities in housing and the criminal justice system, defend our democracy by opposing efforts at voter suppression and gerrymandering, and supported recognition for North Carolina’s Lumbee tribe.
As a representative, climate, racial justice, and democracy will continue to be Jackson’s top priorities, and he will fight to advance our clean energy economy, create good-paying jobs, and protect the health and safety of all communities.
Jackson joins the U.S. House to represent North Carolina’s newly formed 14th Congressional District.
In his own words:
“As a father of young children who will live to see the long-term consequences of climate change, we must take swift action to protect our environment and promote clean energy solutions in our economy. I am eager to fight for a safe and just climate. It’s time to act.”
– LCVAF Press Release