Lester Jackson – State Senator – GA District 2

Three Term state senator from Chatham County, Elected in 2009 after serving in GA House of Representatives from 1999 – 2009.  Friend of Education Award, GA Assoc. of Educators, 2012; Legislator of the Year, GA Legislative Black Caucus, 2008, 2010;  Savannah Community Service Award, 2009. While in GA House of Rep, Dr. Jackson was voted by peers as Freshman Legislator of the Year (1999)  He was the 2009 Presidential Appointee to the Democratic National Committee—the first person from the coastal region of Georgia to serve in this capacity in over 19 years.

Key Facts

 Chairman of Urban Affairs Committee.  Serves on Committees: Finance, Health and Human Services, Higher Education, Subcommittees on Abusive Billing Practices and Pharmacology

 Chairman of the GA Legislative Black Caucus, the largest in the nation

 Occupation – Dentist, partners with wife at The Jackson Dental Center which is part of MWBE (Minority and Women Business Enterprise); CEO of Coastal Health Solutions, Inc. (http://coastalhealthsolutions.com) and Adjunct Professor, Armstrong State University

 Memberships:  Pierre Fauchard Academy; The American Dental Association; The National Dental Assoc. and the GA Dental Assoc.; NAACP; and contributing editor for the Sav. Herald.

 Personal:  Born in Savannah July 26; Residence – Savannah, GA.

Family:  Wife, Dr. Lorna and 4 children (2 girls, 2 boys

Education:  Attended, Paine College, 1985
DS, Meharry Medical College, 1985

Lester Jackson on Key Issues & Positions: Lester Jackson III has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.  (from Vote Smart)


Capitol Office

110-B State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 463-5261
Fax: (404) 463-2279
email: lester.jackson@senate.ga.gov


Key Staff Email



District Information

1501 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 233-7970
Fax: (912) 201-0431


                                                                        2017-2018 Regular Session

                                                                        2015-2016 Regular Session

                                                                        2013-2014 Regular Session

                                                                        2011 Special Session

                                                                        2011-2012 Regular Session

                                                                        2009-2010 Regular Session

 Thanks to Ann Fenstermacher