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Debbie G. Buckner

Debbie G. Buckner, American state legislator. Certified health education specialist, 1989. Named Woman of Achievement Girl Scouts Concharty Council 1988.

Background

  • Buckner, Debbie G. was born on March 4, 1955 in Atlanta. Daughter of Eugene Junior and Mildred (Marshall) Gignilliat.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Health Education, Columbus College, 1977. Postgraduate, Georgia Southwestern, 1985.

    Career

    • Former state representative District 109, Georgia. State representative District 130, since 2004. Secretary State Institutes & Property Committee.

      Member Health & Ecology Committees, Natural Resources & Environmental Committees. Board directors, since 1985, state board president 1995-1996, American Lung Association of Georgia. Health chairman Muscogee County Parent-Teachers Association Council, 1987-1990.

      President-elect Columbus Coalition Children and Youth.

    Major achievements

    • Certified health education specialist, 1989.

    Politics

    The Lord has given His people the mission of making disciples from every nation.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Christ died on the cross to give humans the promise of everlasting life, but this requires that each individual accepts Christ into his life and asks for forgiveness.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.

    Membership

    Board directors March of Dimes, 1987-1993. Member Citizens for Safe Progress, Taylor County, Georgia, 1987-1990. Member advisory council Drug Free Schools and Community, since 1987.

    Secretary Zion Church Restoration, Inc., Talbotton, Georgia, since 1987. Chairman Talbot County Recycling Task Force. Co-founder Talbot Country Friends of Environment.

    Member Toastmasters International, 1997, Coastal Heritage Society, Savannah, Georgia. President-elect Network of Professionals & Executives. Member Perennial Garden Club (Talbotton).

    Personality

    Interests

    Collecting antiques, needlecrafts, gardening, flower arranging.

    Connections

    • Married Michael Harvey Buckner, June 19, 1976. Children: Joshua Edlow, John Gignilliat, Olivia Georganna.
    • father: Eugene Gignilliat Junior
    • mother: Mildred (Marshall) Gignilliat
    • spouse: Michael Harvey Buckner
    • children: Joshua Edlow Buckner
    • John Gignilliat Buckner
    • Olivia Georganna Buckner
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    Born March 4, 1955
    (age 61)
    Nationality
    • 1977
      Columbus College
    • 1985
      Georgia Southwestern
    • 2004
      state representative District 130

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