District 2


Bobby Jackson
County Commissioner, District #2
Term: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2020

Bobby Jackson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and later Darton College in Albany, Georgia. He relocated to Lewis County in 2008, and completed a successful career in sales at KELA Radio prior to his election as County Commissioner for the 2nd District in 2016. Jackson has 20 years of experience in radio broadcasting of high school sports in Georgia and in Lewis County, covering all the county schools on KMNT FM in Centralia. He has over 30 years of public relations experience, much spent in church ministry.

Jackson is married to Karla (Bell) Jackson of Chehalis. Karla has worked for Ash & Roberts Family Dentistry in Centralia for nearly 30 years. Between them, they have three children and eight grandchildren. The Jacksons live in Chehalis and attend Bethel Church.


  • Lewis County Board of County Commissioners (Chair)
  • Lewis County Solid Waste Disposal District #1
  • Lewis County Board of Health
  • Lewis County Economic Development Council
  • Executive Steering Committee
  • LEOFF Disability Board
  • Chehalis River Basin Partnership
  • WA County Insurance Fund Board of Directors (Executive Chair)
  • Washington State E911 Advisory Committee
  • SW WA Clean Air Agency Board of Directors
  • Open Space Ratings Board
  • Chehalis River Flood Control Zone District
  • Cowlitz River Flood Control Zone District
  • State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC)
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee