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state legislator

Debbie Gignilliat Buckner, American Health educator. Certified health education specialist, 1989. Named Woman of Achievement Girl Scouts Concharty Council 1988.


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


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


Clerk, W. C. Bradley Library, Columbus, Georgia, 1973-1977;program consultant, Georgia Lung Association West Central Branch, Columbus, 1977-1980;public health educator, Columbus Health Department, Columbus, 1980-1993;teacher, Taylor County School System, Butler, Georgia, 1985;director community resources, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Georgia, since 1993. 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.


  • Certified health education specialist, 1989.


Baptism should be administered to those who can understand the Christian faith and the true meaning of the rite.


The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.


The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.


Board of directors March of Dimes, 1987-1993. Member Citizens for Safe Progress, Taylor County, Georgia, 1987-1990. Member of advisory county 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 CountryFriends of Environment.

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


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting antiques, needlework, gardening, flower arranging.


Married Michael Harvey Buckner, June 19, 1976. Children: Joshua Edlow, John Gignilliat, Olivia Georganna.

Eugene Gignilliat Junior

Mildred (Marshall) Gignilliat

Michael Harvey Buckner

Joshua Edlow Buckner

John Gignilliat Buckner

Olivia Georganna Buckner