Anne Potts Jackson graduated from Texas Tech University in 1991 with a degree in Secondary Education, and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1995. She was a research attorney at the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo from 1995 – 1997, and has worked in four separate prosecutor’s offices.
Anne began working in the Bell County District Attorney’s Office in February 2013; however she was with the Bell County Attorney’s Office for over 6 years, where she specialized in family violence. Anne has presented lectures about the intersection and interaction of military and civilian jurisdictions at Texas Council on Family Violence Judicial Summits, for the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, and at the Conference on Crimes Against Women in Dallas, Texas. Anne has also spoken to a variety of groups around the country about a multi-disciplinary response to family violence, and about “PTSD and Domestic Violence in Military Families.”
Anne is a founding member of the Central Texas Family Violence Task Force, and was the grant manager for the VAWA-AARA grant entitled “Improving Domestic Violence Prosecution through Better Investigation” that enabled Bell County to buy hundreds of micro digital video recorders, digital cameras, enhanced family violence/strangulation police reports and victim resource guides for police officers in her jurisdiction. She presented on this project at the inaugural Texas District and County Attorney’s Association Family Violence Seminar in April 2012. Anne has prosecuted and tried multiple family violence cases against civilians and military members, with and without cooperation from complaining witnesses/victims. Anne is also a founding member of Belton Area Military Spouses Support (a committee of the Belton Chamber of Commerce), and Bell County Autism Intervention Team.
In January of 2013, Anne was awarded “Citizen of the Year” by the Belton Chamber of Commerce for her work with military families and as a prosecutor.
Anne is married to Michael L. Jackson, Jr., LTC, USAF (Ret.), a 22 year veteran of the United States Air Force who has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. Michael, Anne and their three sons were stationed at Ft. Hood, Dyess Air Force Base, and Langley Air Force Base, and now live in Belton, Texas.