At yesterday’s DSC meeting, members elected former Maine Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson to the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  Watch the video of his acceptance speech here.

Jackson, of Allagash, will serve as Maine’s newest member to the DNC. He replaces Phil Bartlett, who previously held the position from 2012 to 2014. In his role as DNC member, Jackson will act as a liaison between the National Committee and DSC and will serve with Maine’s other elected DNC member, Maggie Allen of Madison.

“As one of Maine’s DNC members, I will not only be an unyielding voice for progressive populism among that body in Washington, D.C. I will also continue to serve here at home by merging this position with my activist roots,” said Jackson. “I believe this Party is the best vehicle for achieving the world we want. In my role at the DNC, I will not be afraid to stand up for middle class working people and call out those who hold them back.”

Jackson previously served in the Maine Senate as Majority Leader and the Maine House of Representatives. Jackson is a strong labor advocate, who has supported policies that promote American manufacturing, fair wages and fight against economic inequality. He resides in Allagash with his partner, Lana Pelletier, and has two children, Chace and Camden.

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