A Message from the Judge Bonnie Jackson Re-election Campaign Committee:

Judge Bonnie Jackson has served the 19th Judicial District Court with distinction as a criminal court judge for 21 years.  Before taking the bench, Judge Jackson was Assistant Director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Public Defender’s Office.  She has been on the Governor’s Task Force on Violent Crime, the Supreme Court Task Force on Indigent Defense Funding, Louisiana Sentencing Commission, Criminal Bench Book Advisory Committee, Louisiana Judiciary Commission and the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics.  She was recently appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson to the committee established to train new judges.


She is Past President and a Hall of Fame Inductee of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, former member of the LSU Law Alumni Board of Trustees, a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Louisiana Bar Association.  In 2012, in recognition of her longstanding dedication to public service, the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU presented Judge Jackson its Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. 

Judge Jackson is always prepared, and she has a rock-solid command of criminal law and procedure.  She is known for treating prosecutors and defense lawyers with respect.  In return, she is regarded with respect by those who appear in her court.  East Baton Rouge Parish is fortunate to have Judge Bonnie Jackson on its criminal bench.


Judge Jackson is married to former City Prosecutor Carl Jackson and they are the proud parents of two children, Courtney Jackson Burdette and Christopher Jackson, and proud grandparents of Payton Brooke Burdette.  She is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where she teaches Sunday School.  Judge Jackson's roots are in this parish, and she feels privileged to work tirelessly on the bench and to volunteer in the community to ensure that East Baton Rouge Parish remains a good place to live and raise one's family.


Please join us in re-electing Judge Jackson to the 19th Judicial District Court.  Early voting is October 21st – 28th and Election Day is November 4th, 2014.


Michael Walsh, Chair
Judge Bonnie Jackson Re-election Campaign