The two state senators who represent Jackson County as the 2013 legislative session nears see challenges for the General Assembly in funding increased health care costs in the wake of passage of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Sen. Frank Ginn represents the bottom half of Jackson County following the realignment of his 47th District last year. A Republican from Madison County, Ginn has represented the district for two years.
Sen. John Wilkinson (R-Toccoa) represents the eight Jackson County precincts in the northeast half of the county — including all of Commerce. A former program manager for the Department of Education, he was elected to the Senate in a special election in 2011.