A LEADER YOU KNOW & TRUST
"Our nation currently finds itself at an inflection point. A point in our shared history where we must decide what kind of country we will be in the coming years.
Will we be a nation that respects our democratic traditions? Will we be a nation that embraces truth, diversity, and progress? Or will we be a nation that clings to the past and is built on anger, lies, and divisiveness?
I have spent my entire adult life fighting for a better, more fair society--for all citizens. Whether in elective office at the local level, as an election commissioner, as a leader in the Democratic Party, or the area of non-profits, I have been at the forefront of the fight for a 21st Century that reflects who we really are as a nation.
I understand how frustrating politics and government can be; trust me. Progress comes slowly, but we can't give up the fight. We must keep the faith, fight for what is right, and remain steadfast in our battle for the soul of this great country."
Chris D. Jackson is a public figure who was first elected to the Lawrence County, Tennessee Commission in August 2006 at the age of 19. He is the youngest person ever elected to public office in Lawrence County, Tennessee, and was the youngest person ever elected to the office of county commissioner in the State of Tennessee at the time of his initial election. Demonstrating a unique ability to work with people from all backgrounds, his colleagues on the commission elected him as chairman pro-tempore of the board for seven years.
Upon leaving the commission in 2022, after years of fighting for forward-looking investments, Lawrence County was experiencing its lowest unemployment in history while its financial reserves had grown to all-time highs. Student graduation rates were
also at historic levels, while crime in Lawrence County was trending downward.
In 2023, Jackson was appointed by the State of Tennessee to serve as an election commissioner for Lawrence County. He was also named chairman of the Animal Resource Center Advisory Board, which oversees the new animal shelter in Lawrence County, an investment Jackson helped spearhead while still in office.
Professionally, Jackson previously worked a decade in law enforcement administration.
Currently, he works as a site director in higher education, where he helps students earn
their degrees and create a better future for themselves and their families. Outside of
public office, Jackson is a past president of the Lions Club and former state director
for the Young Elected Officials Network.
He has also served two separate stints as chairman of the Democratic Party. In
2020, the Joe Biden for President campaign appointed Jackson to the DNC Platform
Committee. Over the past several years, he has become widely recognized as one of the
most effective digital advocates of President Joe Biden and his administration.
Jackson graduated from the University of North Alabama, where he earned a bachelor of science degree. He is currently seeking his graduate degree in Strategic Leadership. In 2018, the University of North Alabama Alumni Association awarded Jackson the prestigious Public Service Award for his many contributions to society within local government and politics.
Chris resides in Tennessee with his wife, Kailea, and their five-year-old son, Theo.