State Rep. Debbie Buckner announced bid for reelection

State Rep. Debbie Buckner (D-Junction City) will seek reelection to her District 137 seat, she announced Thursday.

“It is a great honor to represent the people of West Georgia and fight for our priorities at the State Capitol,” Buckner said in a release. “I want to continue to use my experience to make sure our concerns are heard.”

Buckner was first elected in 2002 to represent the 137th, which includes all of Talbot County and parts of Harris, Meriwether and Muscogee counties.

Buckner serves on the House Ethics, Natural Resources and Environment, Retirement, and State Institutions and Property committees and has previously served as secretary of the State Institutions and Properties Committee, as a member of the Health and Human Services Committee and as an assistant to the Majority Whip and currently serves as secretary of the House Democratic Caucus.

Rep. Buckner and her husband, Mike, and their children live in Talbot County at Fielder’s Mill, one of the state’s few operational grist mills.

“I look forward to talking with the people of the 137th District during the course of this year’s campaign,” Buckner said. “This is a very important election year in Georgia, and I will listen to the views of my constituents on the issues and respond accordingly. I ask for your vote and continued support.”