The Huffington Post recently named State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson as one of eleven women around the country “blazing new trails” in American politics. Perhaps best known as the author of the California Fair Pay Act — the landmark legislation that established the strongest equal pay law in the nation — Jackson has proven to be one of the most effective legislators in tackling the issues most important to the people of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, if not throughout California.
Perhaps best known as the author of the California Fair Pay Act, Jackson began her advocacy for women decades ago. She was inspired as an eight year old, when she wasn’t allowed to join a team in her local Little League baseball because she was a girl, despite her athletic prowess! After college (where she played intercollegiate tennis) and law school, Jackson returned to California and became a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Barbara, where she prosecuted domestic violence and other crimes.