Anthony Buckner is seeking the District 3 seat on the Jackson County Commission. Buckner announced he has qualified in the Republican Primary, set for Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
“As the District 3 county commissioner, I will spearhead the improvement in the lives of others in Jackson County by focusing on economic development, education, infrastructure and services,” said Buckner. “We must actively work to support our businesses and attract the best jobs to Jackson County.”
Buckner, a 1991 graduate of North Sand Mountain High School, has spent 20 serving students of Jackson County, including 12 years as a principal or assistant principal. Buckner graduated from Brevard College in North Carolina and the University of Alabama in 1996 with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He finished his masters of school administration at Alabama in 2000.
Buckner began his education career at Hewitt Trussville Middle School in 1997. He worked in the Scottsboro City Schools System for three years, teaching social studies and coaching basketball.
Buckner worked at North Jackson High School for five years before spending seven years as principal at Bridgeport Middle School. At Bridgeport, Buckner started a PTO that supports activities for students and teachers, buys supplies and equipment for teachers and makes capital improvements to the school and campus.
He also wrote and obtained a $150,000 Safe Routes to School grant for sidewalks/crosswalks.
Since 2017, Buckner has worked in the Jackson County Superintendent’s Office, where he has worked to expand the usage of technology by the teachers and administration to improve instruction and time management.
“Everyone is being trained in utilizing Google Suite, especially Google Classroom to streamline communication and reduce cost and prep time,” said Buckner.
Buckner said the county commission must partner with education so that the county’s future will always be improving.
“We must maintain and improve infrastructure and services to ensure our safe travel and so our firemen, ambulances and sheriff’s office have all they need to serve our needs,” said Buckner.
Buckner said he will strive to be a positive influence and encourage others to be the same.
“Jackson County is rich in beauty and filled with natural resources,” said Buckner. “It is perfectly located with the river, the closeness to major cities and rail and highways.”
Buckner is married to Sheri Hicks Buckner, and they have two daughters, Chloe and AnnaLynn. Buckner enjoys working with kids and promoting their advancement, community service, yard work and landscaping and healthy living.
Buckner said the people of Jackson County want to live in a safe place, with quality schools, and work to provide for their family.
“I would be honored to serve all of Jackson County as one of your county commissioners,” said Buckner. “I humbly ask for your vote on March 3, 2020 in the Republican Primary.”