• Billboard Leaders Become Lawmakers

    Kam Buckner of OUTFRONT Media was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Illinois General Assembly, representing parts of downtown Chicago and the Hyde Park area.

    Among those who reached out to congratulate Buckner was former President Barack Obama, said RB Brooks of OUTFRONT Media.

    At OUTFRONT Media, Buckner is a government affairs vice president, based in Chicago. He was raised on the city’s South Side; his mother was a Chicago school teacher, his father a police officer.

    Buckner has worked for US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Chicago Cubs, and World Sport Chicago, a nonprofit promoting youth sports.

    In November, Ohio voters elected Jena Powell of Huntington Outdoor to the District 80 House seat in the state legislature. Frustration over local zoning policies inspired the young entrepreneur to run for office. This year Powell earned a spot on Forbes 30-Under-30 list.

    In Tennessee, Martin Daniel of Elevation Outdoor Advertising represents District 18 (West Knoxville) in the state legislature. Daniel was reelected for a third two-year term in November.

    “We’ll continue the road of regulatory reform and making government more transparent and accountable and efficient,” Daniel said following his reelection.


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