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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Jack Jackson Jr.

Jack Jackson Jr.

District 2

1700 W. Washington
Room 315
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5862
Fax Number: (602) 417-3291

Personal Information:
Home City: Window Rock
Occupation: Senior Strategist, Blue Stone Strategy Group
Member Since: 2011
Jack C. Jackson, Jr., a member of the Navajo Nation, is from the Tó’áhaní (Near The Water) Clan, and born for the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House) Clan. His maternal grandfather is from the Tábaahá (Water’s Edge) Clan, and his paternal grandfather is from the Áshiihí (Salt) Clan. He was born and raised on the Navajo Nation in Arizona.

Jack is a Senior Strategist in the Blue Stone Strategy Group, a national Native-owned consulting firm committed to assisting Tribes with strengthening sovereignty and fostering self-determination and self-sufficiency by developing profitable tribal businesses, productive governmental systems and effective leadership.

In 1989, after obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree from the Syracuse University School of Law, Jack moved to Washington, DC where he worked for 12 years representing tribal governments and organizations. He began his advocacy career as a Legislative Associate, and then was promoted to Deputy Director for the Navajo Nation Washington Office representing the concerns of his people before the federal government and various agencies. Jack also worked as the Legislative Analyst at the National Indian Education Association and the Director of Governmental Affairs for the National Congress of American Indians.

From 2003 to 2005, Jack served in the 46th Arizona State Legislature in the House of Representatives representing District 2. Representative Jackson served on the Ways and Means Committee as ranking Democratic Member, the Natural Resources, Agriculture, Water and Native American Affairs Committee and the Appropriations Committee.

His greatest joy was working alongside his father, Senator Jack C. Jackson, Sr., who served at the Arizona State Legislature from 1985 to 2004. He and Senator Jackson became the first father and son to serve together in the Arizona State Legislature.

In 2005, Jack was appointed by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as the Executive Director of the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs which provides assistance to the State of Arizona in fulfilling its responsibilities to Arizona’s 22 Indian Nations and Tribes by making recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature.

In October 2007, Jack was confirmed by the Navajo Nation Council to serve on the Navajo Gaming Enterprise Board. He and the other board members worked at establishing the first two Navajo Nation casinos: the Fire Rock and Flowing Water Casinos.

On February 2, 2010, Jack was appointed to serve on President Obama’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. He previously sat on President Clinton’s HIV/AIDS Council in 1999. He has also served on the boards of the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, Phoenix Body Positive, Arizona Real Estate Advisory Board, Arizonans for Cultural Development, and Arizona League of Conservation Voters.


Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2137 C dogs; cats; sterilization
HB2138 P department of administration; solar panels
HB2144 P community college correction; levy amount
HB2564 C sales tax; pipes and valves
HB2566 P native American tribes; revenue sharing
HB2567 P state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2568 C shared revenue; Navajo technical college
HB2569 P prioritize repairs; state highways
HB2607 P transplant services; AHCCCS.
HCR2010 C legislature; term limits; four years
SB1101 P protest activity; prohibition.
SB1131 P* tribal airports; state aviation fund
SB1132 P* native American tribes; revenue sharing.
SB1204 C trash collection; multifamily housing
SB1242 P tax deed land sales
SB1266 P* Arizona veteran supportive campuses
SB1267 P* legislative committee; state; Indian nations
SB1445 C private prisoners; transfer
SB1446 C private prisons; oversight
SB1447 C palliative care; patient information
SB1448 C private prisons; capacity; notice
SB1449 C private prisons; regulation
SB1457 C schools; sex education
SB1464 C private prison contractors; public records.
  (NOW: false reporting; vulnerable adult abuse
SB1515 P sales tax credit; tribal taxes
SCR1009 P* honoring Hopi code talkers
SCR1037 P liquor tax increase; alcohol abuse
SCR1038 C insurer transparency
SCR1061 C Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1002 P* Native American legislators; recognition
SR1003 P Dorwan Stoddard; death resolution
SR1004 P Gabe Zimmerman; death resolution
SR1005 P Phyllis Schneck; death resolution
SR1006 P Christina Taylor Green; death resolution
SR1007 P Dorothy Morris; death resolution
SR1008 P Honorable John Roll; death resolution
SR1011 P national day of the cowboy
SR1013 P* Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor