August 8, 2019
ICYMI: NC Dems to GOP: You don't have the votes to override governor's veto of state budget.
The stakes have been raised in the state budget waiting game between House Republican leadership and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Rep. Darren Jackson, D-Wake, and House Minority leader, sent a letter Wednesday containing 51 of 55 Democratic signatures that confirms their collective support to maintain Cooper’s June 28 veto of the GOP budget compromise.
Whatever your political views are, lawmakers of both parties need to be involved in crafting the budget process to effectively represent the constituents they were elected to serve.
Wednesday, May, 16, 2018
ICYMI: Rep. Darren Jackson on Spectrum News at the Rally for Respect
Darren spoke with Spectrum News at the Rally for Respect that took place on Wednesday.
Monday, May 14, 2018
WUNC: Democrats Lay Out Budget Priorities in "Our Carolina Promise"
Democrats on Monday laid out a bold agenda that would raise teacher pay and expand access to affordable health care.
"'We need to raise teacher pay and principal pay to the national average, 37th just isn't good enough,' Jackson told reporters at the Democratic Party headquarters Monday."
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Darren Jackson Announces for Re-Election
Darren Jackson on Wednesday announced that he would run for re-election to the North Carolina State House. “It is an honor to represent eastern Wake County in District 39. I grew up here and this is where I have chosen to work and raise a family.”
Darren is a lifelong resident of eastern Wake County, father of three, successful attorney, and small businessman. He and his wife Tina, a nurse practitioner with Cary Cardiology, live near the Shotwell community outside of Knightdale.
“I am running for re-election because I want to continue to fight for policies that will improve public education in our state. Improving our public schools and raising teacher pay are critical to providing our children with the tools they need to be successful in the workforce.”
Darren attended public elementary and middle schools in eastern Wake, East Wake High School, and UNC-Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree from Duke University.
Darren has served as a mentor in the Communities in Schools program at East Wake Middle and Vice President of the East Wake Education Foundation. His family are members of Knightdale United Methodist Church.
In the General Assembly, his colleagues elected him as the House Democratic Leader. He is leading the effort to break the Republican supermajority in the 2018 elections. “Balance in government is important. Supermajorities often lead to bad legislation and extreme policies. We’ve seen far too much of both in recent years in North Carolina. It’s time for a change.”
Darren has been serving in the NC House of Representatives since 2009.
Tuesday February 6, 2018
N&O: As the #MeToo movement hits statehouses, one NC lawmaker wants new protections
BY PAUL A. SPECHT AND LAUREN HORSCH
February 06, 2018 12:48 PM
Updated February 06, 2018 07:56 PM
RALEIGH - As allegations of sexual misconduct pile up against powerful men across the country – including in state capitols – a North Carolina lawmaker is calling for new protections at the legislature.
In a Jan. 30 letter to the facilities manager of the Legislative Building, state Rep. Darren Jackson of Knightdale outlined some steps the General Assembly could take to better prevent sexual harassment.
“The news accounts and social media stories have brought into focus how prevalent sexual harassment problems are in all types of jobs. I am writing to request that we initiate steps to advance our workplace culture,” Jackson, House Democrats’ leader, wrote to Paul Coble, the top legislative services officer at the Republican-controlled legislature.