Addison Business Association

ABA Speakers

Jim Jackson

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 - 11:45 AM

Jim Jackson
State Representative
Bent Tree Country Club

Selected Positions, Activities and Honors

Appointed State Chairman for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Re-elected 2006 for a 2nd Term as State Representative District 115, 80th Legislature
Committees: Appropriations; B&O Public Health; Redistricting
Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Standing Committee on Health
Dallas County Commissioner 1974-2004
Texas Commission on Jail Standards: 1999-2004, Chair 2004-2005
National Association of Counties (NACO):
  • Large Urban County Caucus - Chair 1995, Vice-Chairman 1996, Steering Committee 1995-2003
  • Transportation & Telecommunications Steering Committee, Vice Chairman 1995-1999
  • Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee, Chairman 2003-2004
Public Employee Benefits Cooperative - Board of Governors, Chairman 1999-2004
Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce - Ex Officio Director 1982-2004
National Association of Superhighways Coalition (NASCO) - Board of Directors 2000-2003
Texas Counties Aggregation Project Inc. (TCAP) dba/Public Power Pool (P3)-Board of Directors and Secretary 2003-2004
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) - Executive Board 1992-1999, 2002-03 - President 1997-98
NCTCOG Regional Transportation Council -1983-96, Chairman 1993-96
Partners in Mobility Board - NCTCOG Board Representative 1997-98
TXDOT Major Investment Study Boards - LBJ Executive Board,Trinity Parkway
Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) - Board of Directors 1996-99
Dallas County Civil Service Commission -1976-98
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Board - 1975-83
Texas Employment and Training Council - 1981-82
Texas Conference of Urban Counties - Chairman 1981

Selected Awards

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility names Jackson as "Taxpayer Hero" for Votes During 80th Session
Americans For Prosperity, Defender of the American Dream Award for Taxpayer Votes During 79th Session
Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) - Legislative Excellence Award for 79th Legislature - 2006
Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) - Named one of the 10 Best of the Texas House of Representatives 79th Legislature - 2006
Texas Association of Business (TAB) - Fighter for Free Enterprise Award - 2006
Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce 1999 Citizen of the Year
Texans United for Life 1995 Defender of Life Award
Dallas Morning News High Profile - October 11, 1988
Carrollton Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds - 2000


College - University of North Texas, Denton, Texas - B.A. 1962
Married to Sue, a retired elementary school teacher with the Carrollton Farmers Branch I.S.D.
Two children, Brad and LeAnne, both attorneys
Grandchildren, Pierce and Vivian (twins) and Garret
Member of First Baptist Church Carrollton