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Senate overwhelmingly votes to enact Jackson ‘Hire American’ bill

AUGUSTA—Late Wednesday evening, the Maine Senate voted 24-9 to enact legislation from Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash to establish a “Hire American” tax credit for businesses to prioritize the hiring of Maine residents for Maine jobs. LD 1744, “An Act To Create the Hire...

Senate sends Jackson generic drug bill to the governor's desk

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, the Maine Senate voted 18-13 to enact legislation from Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash, which aims to lower the cost of prescription medicine by increasing the availability of more affordable generic drugs.   LD 1280, “An Act Regarding...

Sen. Troy Jackson is serving his fourth term in the Maine Senate and second as the Senate Democratic Leader. He represents Senate District 1, which includes northern Aroostook County.

A lifelong resident of the St. John River Valley and a logger by trade, Sen. Jackson is a passionate advocate for workers’ rights, including protections from unfair international competition and the freedom to join a union.

Sen. Jackson is a member of the Democratic National Committee, and has previously served on the Maine Legislature’s committees on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development; State and Local Government; Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and Energy, Utilities and Technology.

He attended Allagash Consolidated Community High School, and graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He lives in Allagash with his partner, Lana Pelletier. They have two adult sons, Chace and Camden.


  • Knights of Columbus
  • Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


  • Graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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