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November 14, 2019


Teresa knows southeast Georgia. She understands what’s important to us and all Georgians. We all want access to prosperity. We all want a functioning government. Teresa understands this and will go to the U.S. Senate with a singular goal – to do what’s in the best interest of ALL Georgians. It’s that simple.”

Lester Jackson

Brief Bio

Lester Jackson, III is a state Senator from Chatham County. He was the 2009 presidential appointee to the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first person from the coastal region of Georgia to serve in this capacity in over 19 years. A Savannah family dentist, Jackson was first elected to the State Senate in 2008 following 10 years of service in the House of Representatives.

He was named Georgia’s Freshman Legislator of the Year in 1999 by Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. He served as Assistant House Majority Whip. The Georgia Dental Association honored him as the Legislator of the Year in 2000 and 2002, and he received the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the National Dental Association. In 2000, Jackson was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Boston; and again, a delegate in Denver in 2008. He was selected by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus as its Legislator of the Year in 2008 and 2010. He is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Dental Society.

Jackson is a U.S. Navy veteran and a life member of the NAACP, and a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He is a charter member of the Savannah Chapter of the 100 Black Men, and a member of the American Legion, Post 500.

Tomlinson Endorsement Announcement Process

Throughout the United States Senate Race in Georgia, the Tomlinson Campaign will be releasing endorsements of those insisting on better leadership for Georgians. Each is committed to #TeamTomlinson and will be working to flip not just Georgia, but the US Senate in 2020.

Endorsements will be released on multiple social media platforms and through traditional press release.

Contact: Nicole Henderson,, 404-939-1594.





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