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State Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., a longtime educator, principal, and city council member, began his first term in the General Assembly in 2009 with a commitment to help improve local schools, spur economic development, and create good-paying jobs for the Metro East region. His background as an educator and a city planner make him uniquely qualified to represent the district's urban, suburban and rural communities.
As an East St. Louis City Councilman, including several terms as President Pro Tempore, Jackson worked to pass significant legislation to revitalize and strengthen East St. Louis. His work includes the Parsons Place Project/Emerson Park Development, which is the first major development of affordable, single-family homes in more than three decades, and includes new streets, a park, MetroLink station, and landscaping. Jackson also fought for Phase II of the Riverfront Development project in conjunction with the Casino Queen, an ongoing effort that has brought economic benefits and jobs to the region. Along with his work for revitalization and affordable housing, Jackson also spearheaded the East St. Louis Public Library project, a $4.3 million effort that has enhanced the quality of life for local residents and led to the creation of a modern library facility.
Jackson is the Chairperson of the Counties & Townships Committee and the Vice-Chairperson of the Consumer Protection Committee. He is a member of the committees on Elementary and Secondary Education Appropriations, Executive, and Energy.
Raised in East St. Louis, Jackson received his Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of City Planning degrees from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He taught science at East St. Louis Senior High School for many years, leaving to become Assistant Principal at Clark Junior High School. He later received a General Administrative Certificate from SIUE and served as Principal of the A.M. Jackson Math and Science Academy from 1989 to 2004.
Jackson and his wife are the parents of three grown children.
The 114th District includes all or parts of Alorton, Belleville, Cahokia, Centreville, East St. Louis, Freeburg, Lebanon, Mascoutah, Millstadt, O'Fallon, Rentchler, Scott Air Force Base, Shiloh, Smithton, and Washington Park.