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Jackson announces candidacy for council

Vernon Jackson is a candidate for re-election to represent District 3 on the Brundidge City Council in the Aug. 24 municipal election.

Jackson said it has been a pleasure to serve with a mayor and council that has worked so well together to provide accountable leadership for the town's citizens.

"We have only had the city's best interest in mind," Jackson said. "We have made positive and industrial and economic growth and improvements have been made in the appearance of our city, but there are areas that need improvement. When I am re-elected, I will assure the citizens of Brundidge that I will be dedicated to work with our mayor, council members, the Brundidge Business Association and other organizations to promote progress and efficient municipal services to continue to improve the quality of life for Brundidge. I will be available to all Brundidge citizens."

Jackson was first elected to the Brundidge City Council in 1988 and was re-elected in 1992 and 2000. He has served on the Southeast Alabama Gas District board of directors since 1989 and is a member of the Brundidge Business Association.

He is a graduate of Troy State University and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is a member of Brundidge United Methodist Church.

He had his wife, Linda, are active members of the South Central Alabama Development Commission Advisory Council on Aging.

The couple has a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Scott Gilreath and two granddaughters, Emily and Ashly.