Hannah-Beth Jackson is a former prosecutor and practicing attorney, educator, and small business owner. She was elected to the California State Senate in 2012 to represent the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.
A graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, California with a joint major in government and sociology, she received her law degree from Boston University Law School before returning to California to work as a deputy district attorney for Santa Barbara County. Eventually, she became the managing partner for the Law Offices of Eskin and Jackson, with offices in Ventura and Santa Barbara.
From 1998 to 2004, she represented the 35th Assembly District in the State Assembly, where she worked with Democratic and Republican governors to author more than 60 bills into law.
Mrs. Jackson has also co-founded two non-profit organizations, served as the first policy-maker in residence at UC Santa Barbara, and served as adjunct professor at Antioch University.
In the Senate, she is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and serves on several key committees, including the Environmental Quality Committee and the Natural Resources and Water Committee. She’s also chair of the Select Committee on Passenger Rail and vice-chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management.
We are honored to have Mrs. Jackson as a guest speaker during the scheduled program at VCCDC’s 4th Annual Homeownership Fair on Saturday, June 25th!
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