Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

Chris D. Jackson is a county commissioner who represents the second district in Lawrence County. First elected in August 2006 at the age of 19, he is the youngest person ever elected to public office in Lawrence County 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. He currently serves as Chairman Pro-Tempore of the Lawrence County Commission.

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.

On the county commission, Chris serves as chairman of four committees: the Facilities, School Board Liaison, Animal Welfare and Technology committees. Demonstrating his ability to find common ground and work with people from all backgrounds, he has been elected twice by his colleagues to serve as chairman pro-tempore of the board.

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.

Representing a new generation of leadership that puts the people's interests above the special interests, Commissioner Chris' top priority as county commissioner is to move our county forward so future generations have the opportunity to live, work and raise their family in Lawrence County as past generations have been blessed to do.

Chris is married to the former Kailea Daniels of Leoma. The two reside in Loretto with their son, Theo.