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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Jack Jackson Jr.

Jack Jackson Jr.

Democrat
District 7

Senate
1700 W. Washington
Room 315
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5862
Fax Number: (602) 417-3099

 
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.

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HB2201 C nonprescription contraceptive devices; pharmacies
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2346 P rural electric cooperatives; valuation
  (NOW: valuation; rural electric cooperatives
HB2484 C veterans; hiring preference; tax credit
HB2499 C JTEDs; per pupil funding calculation
  (NOW: per pupil funding calculation; JTEDs
HB2506 C schools; sex education
HB2507 C emergency contraception.
HB2522 P native American tribes; TPT revenues
HB2523 P state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2530 C empowerment scholarship accounts; tests; surveys
HB2545 P Native American tribes; JTED expenses
HB2564 C postsecondary institutions; accreditation disclosure
HB2625 C driver licenses; legal presence repeal
HCM2004 P veterans' home; tribal lands
SB1049 P firearms; prohibition; postsecondary institutions
SB1050 P prohibited weapon; large capacity magazine
SB1051 P schools; bullying policies; sexual orientation
SB1095 P* Kayenta public safety facility; appropriation
SB1096 P* public safety training academy; appropriation
SB1097 P* Chinle adult detention facility; appropriation
SB1106 C emergency contraception
SB1160 C driver licenses; authorized presence proof
SB1163 P employment discrimination; prohibition
SB1164 P adoption; considerations; marital status
SB1165 P marriage; qualifications.
SB1166 C identifying information; former public officials
SB1241 C teenage drivers; communication devices prohibited
SB1242 C multimedia production; tax incentives
SB1251 C irrigation districts; audit requirements See Vote
SB1265 C campaign finance; intermediary disclosure
SB1266 C illegal dumping; penalties See Vote
SB1267 C large electronics recycling program
SB1268 C class G licensees; communication devices
SB1269 C primary enforcement; seat belt law.
SB1270 C class G driver licenses; new drivers
SB1271 C solar school grant program
SB1273 P alcohol; drug abuse; courts; treatment
SB1283 C county boundary change; study committee
SB1284 P county general excise tax rate
SB1299 P tax credits; rate reductions; suspension
SB1303 C dependent children; proceedings
SB1304 C palliative care
SB1305 C charter schools; governance; management contracts
SB1306 C latino college completion study committee
SB1307 C custodial parents; arrest; child care
SB1308 C schools; AP courses; information
SB1309 C firearm sales; transfers; background checks
SB1317 P* tribal airports; state aviation fund
SB1318 P* shared revenue; Navajo technical college
SB1319 P* native American tribes; TPT revenues.
SB1320 P* schools; corrections; repayment plans
SB1328 P appropriation; school technology
SB1329 P appropriation; base level
SB1330 P appropriation; K-3 reading program
SB1331 P appropriations; school safety
SB1332 C lobbying; disclosures; reporting
SB1333 C homeowners' associations; elections; meetings
SB1334 C return to work program
SB1337 C schools; CPR training See Vote
SB1353 P health insurance; telemedicine See Vote
SB1392 C unemployment insurance; eligibility; full-time students
SB1393 C texting while driving; mass transit
SB1395 C insurance; credit scoring
SB1397 C seat belts; school buses
SB1398 C nurse-to-patient ratios; DHS rules
SB1399 P universities; fixed tuition rates
SB1421 C school personnel; emergency epinephrine administration
SB1429 P* beverage containers; recycling fund; redemption
SB1430 P* used motor vehicles; express warranty
SB1431 P* American Indian veterans; special plates
SB1443 C marijuana; postsecondary education; medical research
SB1453 C witness testimony; qualified immunity
SCM1002 P* Indian nations; cabinet department
SCR1004 P marriage; qualifications.
SCR1020 P Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SR1001 P immigration reform; principles
SR1003 P* honoring Paul and Lorena Williams

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