Senator Troy D. Jackson is currently serving his third term in the Maine Senate representing District 35, Aroostook County. He is currently the Democratic Lead on the Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development.
Prior to serving in the Maine Senate, Jackson served three terms in the House of Representatives.
Senator Jackson is a strong labor advocate, who in recent years has led the cause for fair wages for loggers and independent truckers. While a member of the House, Troy sponsored several pieces of legislation addressing logging issues. He served as the House Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and has served as the Senate Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor.
He was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on the Sustainability of the Forest Products Industry in Maine, which is charged with developing recommendations to improve the competitiveness of Maine’s forest products industry nationally and internationally. Chaired the Citizen Trade Policy Commission.
Outside of his time in the Maine Legislature, Senator Jackson works as a logger in northern Maine.
Jackson was born and raised in the St. John Valley. He graduated from Allagash Consolidated Community High School in Allagash and from the University of Maine at Fort Kent with a business degree. In 2004, Jackson received the “Outstanding Young Alumni” award from the University of Maine Fort Kent. Jackson is also a recipient of the MEA “Friend of Education” in 2009.
Senator Jackson resides in Allagash with his wife, Lana Pelletier, and their two children, Chace and Camden.