Katrina (Katrina) R. Jackson (D-34)

State Senator Katrina Jackson

Katrina (Katrina) R. Jackson (D-34)
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Capitol: 225.342.2040
FAX: 225.342.1140
District: 318.343.2877
Room B-254 State Capitol 900 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
4106 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71203-4526
Residence:Monroe, LA

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Ask anyone who knew Katrina R. Jackson atage 3 and they could tell you one thing - she was going to be alawyer and fight for people. And that is just what she does as bothan attorney and a Senator representing parts of Ouachita, Morehouse,Richland, Tensas, Madison, East Carroll, and Concordia Parishes inthe Louisiana Legislature. Katrina was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana and is the daughterof Mr. and Mrs. Welton and Patricia Holman and Mr. and Mrs. Walterand Linda Jackson. As a young child, her parents' friends would comment on herinquisitive mind and her friends loved that when they got introuble, Katrina was always there to stick up for them, even if itlanded her in hot water as well. Her mother's mantra that she shouldalways fight for what she believed in, even when others disagreed,because the fight was worth it sticks with her today. Katrina graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe whereshe majored in Pre-Law and Legal Studies. Her commitment to anaspiring career in the legal profession led her to receive her JurisDoctorate from Southern University in Baton Rouge in 2004. She is amember of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc., following in thefootsteps of her grandmother, the late Alice Marie Jackson. Katrina has been blessed with many mentors in her life, they allshine through in the path she has chosen. From family members thattaught her about etiquette and gave her a fighting spirit; toteachers who prepared her for life beyond the classroom, and legaland political minds that taught her life lessons about separatinggood people from bad ideas. One force that can't be denied is her love and devotion to her Lord,Jesus Christ. She was brought up in the Christian faith, andaccepted Christ as Lord and Savior of her life at an early age andhas continued to grow her faith. During law school she began; tostudy the Word more rigorously. She always knew that God should beacknowledged in all areas of her life, but during her law schoolyears she was away from home for the first time and learned todepend on Him more. It was then that her personal relationship withGod became stronger through more time in the Word and in midweekchurch services. She knows she is an imperfect person doing all shecan to submit to the will of God daily in all areas of her life. Armed with her law degree and several years of mentoring fromattorney and former State Representative Willie Hunter, Jr., Katrinacame to the Louisiana Legislature in 2006 as a Staff Attorney forthe House Committee on Labor & Industrial Relations and as Executive Director of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus. Her exposure tothe issues the legislature faced; and the leaders craftings olutions; and fighting for people gave her new insights and openednew doors for her. In 2011 she announced for the 16th State House seat (parts ofOuachita and Morehouse Parishes) being vacated and won in the first round of voting against 3 other opponents. She was subsequently elected without opposition in 2015 for a second term. In August of2019 she was elected Senator for District 34 without opposition. The smile that Katrina keeps on her face in good times and bad iswell known throughout the Capitol. Known as a tough negotiator whooften gets more than her opponents wanted to give up from thebargaining table, Katrina hasn't shied away from leadership rolesand is well versed in the procedures and politics that make her sucha good fighter for her values and constituents. Whether it's protecting working and middle-class families from taxincreases that unfairly burden them to fighting for women to receiveequal pay for equal work, there's no better friend and advocate inthe Capitol than Katrina. She's helped protect our state'sagricultural interests, funded roads and bridges back home, ensuredthat student athletes have access to defibrillators in their schoolsand protected the uninsured's access to quality affordablehealthcare. But children have a special place in her heart, and sheis a passionate and outspoken protector of the unborn's right tolife and funding for K-12 education in the State Legislature. At home you can find Katrina worshiping with her family at RiversideMissionary Baptist Church, fighting for clients in criminal andcivil law cases, and spending time educating, working with, andlistening to her constituents at churches, senior centers andcommunity venues. Katrina attributes her accomplishments to not just having a dream,but having a dream that lines up with God's plan for her life. Shebelieves her footsteps are ordered by God and every day she works toallow God to guide her in the process of realizing her dream. Committee Assignments, Leadership Positions, Awards and Vice-Chair of Education, Senate Committee on Finance and Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, Senate Committee of Insurance, Senate Committee on Agriculture. Accolades- - Vice-Chair of Education - Senate Committee on Finance - Senate Committee of Insurance - Senate Committee on Agriculture. - Interim Member, Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget - Member, Juvenile Justice Reform Act Implementation Commission - Former Vice Chair and Member, Democratic Caucus - Former Chair and Member, Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus (LLBC) - Secretary and Member, Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Member, Louisiana Rural Caucus - Member, North Louisiana Legislative Delegation - Member, Supreme Court Advisory Committee

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