NC Sen. Jeff Jackson Announces Run for U.S. Senate in North Carolina
Charlotte – Today, Democratic Senator Jeff Jackson announces his campaign for North Carolina’s open US Senate seat. In a video announcement released Tuesday morning, Senator Jackson outlined his plan to run an energetic and transparent campaign across North Carolina with town halls in every North Carolina county.
Watch the full announcement video here.
“After hearing from thousands of you our family has made a decision: I’m running for US Senate,” said Senator Jeff Jackson. “I’m ready to run a campaign that raises your expectations and makes you proud to be from North Carolina. We have to go everywhere and talk to everyone: rural, urban, red, blue. We’re going to campaign from the heart, and I want you to be a part of it.”
Senator Richard Burr has previously announced he will not seek re-election.
About Jeff Jackson:
Senator Jackson became the second-youngest senator in the NCGA in 2014. He was new to political office, but not new to public service, having enlisted after the attacks of September 11th, trained at Ft. Bragg, and served in Afghanistan. He continues to serve today as a Captain in the Army National Guard. He is currently in his 18th year of military service.
Senator Jackson quickly built a reputation for being transparent, accessible, and candid. In office, he has helped lead the fight against gerrymandering and break the state’s GOP supermajority, stood against discriminatory legislation like HB2, supported investments in early childhood education, repeatedly called for raising teacher pay and expanding Medicaid, and fought for reforms for our criminal justice system.
He has also received national attention for his efforts to close the consent loophole and his commitment to calling out corruption from both sides of the aisle.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit North Carolina, Senator Jackson prioritized community support over campaigning, regularly calling and emailing to update constituents and non-constituents alike on the status of community spread, hospital beds, vaccine distribution, and other critical information.
Senator Jackson was recently re-elected to represent SD-37 in the North Carolina Senate after the district was redrawn to be the most competitive senate seat in Charlotte. His wife, Marisa Jackson, helped close the race as Senator Jackson was called away on National Guard duty for the final weeks of the campaign.
Jeff and Marisa live in Charlotte with their three children Haden, 12, Owen, 5, and Avery, 2.