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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.


  • 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.


    • 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.


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

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    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


    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.


    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).



    Collecting antiques, needlecrafts, gardening, flower arranging.


    • 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 62)
    • 1977
      Columbus College
    • 1985
      Georgia Southwestern
    • 2004
      state representative District 130