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Lydia P. Jackson
Senator (D), Louisiana

State Senator Lydia P. Jackson, a native of Shreveport, was elected to that post in 2004. She is also Vice President, Community Outreach Director for Hibernia National Bank, a position she has held since 1996. Jackson is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jackson is currently a Board Member for the following organizations: The Arc of Caddo-Bossier, Highland Area Partnership, Shreveport-Bossier Service Connection, Foundation for the Mid South, and The Strand Theater. She is also involved in various capacities with a number of other Shreveport-Bossier area organizations.

Current Topic

11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?

Special Presentation

Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?


Recent Topics

10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?

09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

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