Growing up, Chris attended Loretto High School and then went on to the University of North Alabama where he earned a bachelor's of science degree with honors. In 2018, the University of North Alabama Alumni Association awarded Jackson the Public Service Award for his many contributions to society within the realm of local government.
Currently, Chris serves as Site Director for Tennessee Tech University at the Southern Tennessee Higher Education Center where he helps non-traditional students earn their bachelor's degree and create a better future for themselves and their families. Prior, he worked in administration for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department for nearly a decade.
In the community, Chris is an active member of the Loretto Lions Club where he previously served as club president. He is also a member of the South Lawrence Economic Development Association and the Lawrence County Public Records Commission.
Jackson also served as State Director of the Young Elected Officials Network, a nonpartisan program of People For the American Way Foundation, that provides a network of support to the newest generation of leaders at every level of elected office.
Chris is married to the former Kailea Daniels of Leoma. The two reside in Loretto with their son, Theo.