Gov. Beverly Perdue has appointed Darren Jackson to the state House 39th District, which includes part of Wake County.
Jackson was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Linda Coleman, who is now head of the Office of State Personnel.
He was recommended by the 39th District Democratic Executive Committee.
Jackson is from Eastern Wake County and practices law at Gay & Jackson LLP in Zebulon. He is vice president for the East Wake Education Foundation and has served previously as a Community in Schools mentor at East Wake Middle Schools.
He holds a law degree from Duke University and an undergraduate degree in political science from UNC-Chapel Hill.