BioSenator Lester Jackson is serving his first term in the state Senate. He represents
Senate District 2, which encompasses much of the City of Savannah and northern
Chatham County. Following his service in the House of Representatives, Jackson
was selected by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus as its Legislator of the Year
because of his ongoing effort to improve access to health care, support public schools
and improve public safety.
Jackson, a Savannah family dentist, was first elected to the state legislature in 1998.
He was named Georgia’s Freshman Legislator of the Year in 1999. In 2003-04, he
served as vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee,
chairman of the Health Professions Subcommittee, was a member of the powerful House Appropriations
Committee and served as Assistant House Majority Whip.
Sen. Jackson currently serves on the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Health and Human
Services, Higher Education, Science and Technology and Ethics committees.
A lifelong resident of Savannah and a product of Chatham County schools, Jackson received the
Savannah Community Service Award for legislation bringing tax reform to the Savannah area. He is a
U.S. Navy veteran and a life member of the NAACP. He and his wife, Dr. Lorna Jackson, have four