Jackson Awarded University of North Alabama Alumni Political Service Award

Lawrence County Commissioner Chris Jackson was awarded the prestigious University of North Alabama Political Service Award at last week's University Alumni Banquet by President Dr. Ken Kitts. The political service award is given each year to an alumnus of the University who has contributed greatly to society within the realm of local, state, or national governance. Selection is based on performance and not on political affiliation.

Jackson, who represents the 2nd District on the county commission, was first elected in August 2006 at the age of 19. He is the youngest person ever elected to public office in Lawrence County and the youngest person ever elected to the office of county commissioner in the State of Tennessee. He is currently in his fourth term having been re-elected in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

He is employed with Tennessee Tech University where he serves as Site Coordinator for Distance Education in Lawrence County. Previously, he was employed with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department for nearly a decade.

Jackson is an active member, past president and board member of the Loretto Lions
Club and serves on the board of directors for the South Lawrence Economic Development Association. He served two terms as State Director for the Young Elected Officials Network, a non-partisan program of People For the American Way Foundation, whose goal is to recruit young Americans to the field of public service and elective office.

On the county commission, Jackson serves as chairman of three committees: the Facilities, School Board Liaison and Technology committees. From 2014 to 2017, he served as chairman pro-tempore of the board.

He is married to the former Kailea Daniels of Leoma. The two reside in Loretto with their six month old son Theo.




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