Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Portrait Senator Jackson

Hon. Hannah-Beth Jackson
State Senator (Senate District 19), Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Current Term: Began Feb 2015
Membership: Voting member, representing the state Legislature

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson is a former prosecutor and practicing attorney, educator, and small business owner. She was elected to the California State Senate in 2012 to represent the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.

A graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, California with a joint major in government and sociology, she received her law degree from Boston University Law School before returning to California to work as a deputy district attorney for Santa Barbara County. Eventually, she became the managing partner for the Law Offices of Eskin and Jackson, with offices in Ventura and Santa Barbara.

From 1998 to 2004, she represented the 35th Assembly District in the State Assembly, where she worked with Democratic and Republican governors to author more than 60 bills into law.

In the Senate, she is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and serves on several key committees, including the Budget Committee, the Environmental Quality Committee and the Natural Resources and Water Committee. Hannah-Beth has received Legislator of the Year awards from a wide range of organizations and is the recipient of the prestigious California Women Lawyer’s Fay Stender Award. She is also a founding member and past president of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee.

Hannah-Beth is married to retired Superior Court Judge George Eskin. She has a daughter, two stepchildren and five grandchildren. She has resided in the district for more than 35 years. More