Wesley Jackson, 30, of Jersey, has announced that he will be running for the District 3 seat on the Walton County Board of Commissioners. That seat is currently held by Commissioner Timmy Shelnutt, who has not yet officially announced whether or not he will be running for a third term. Shelnutt is in his second term after first being elected in 2012.
Jackson said he is running to “to be the voice of the people.”
“I’m a proud Christian Conservative who thinks that Walton County citizens can have a louder voice,” Jackson said in making the announcement. “I’m not running for the money or personal gain, I’m running to be the change – Change to repair our worn-out roads, get the career politicians out of office, have our education in our school systems start back exceeding typical standards, bring back supporting our Law Enforcement and taking care of those who serve our great county. I will be the Commissioner that you can call to about the issues that keep you up at night.”
Jackson said the county leash laws and road conditions “and much more” are some of his priorities.
In his bio, Jackson notes that he was born and raised in the Jersey area. He is a member of the Day family (on his mother’s side) and has been a life-long member of the Jersey community. He is married, with a young daughter, and has a small local farm. He is a business owner and previously worked in law enforcement for eight years. His wife is currently a police officer with the City of Social Circle. Click or tap on the links below for more information on Jackson’s candidacy.