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Buford T. Abeldt, Sr.

Lufkin, Texas
Term Expires: August 31, 2019

Buford T. Abeldt, Sr., attended pharmacy school at Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He received a bachelor's degree in pharmacy in 1969. In June of 1979, Mr. Abeldt opened Abeldt's West Loop Pharmacy in Lufkin. In the 28 years at this location, Mr. Abeldt purchased two local pharmacies and a medical supply store and combined them with his pharmacy.

After experiencing much growth in this location he built and moved into Abeldt's Gaslight Pharmacy in October 2007. Abeldt's Pharmacy was awarded the 2006 Small Business Award from the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce and "Best Pharmacist" by the Lufkin Daily News for 2006, 2007, and 2008. Professionally, Mr. Abeldt is a member of Texas Pharmacy Association, East Texas Pharmacy Association, National Community Pharmacists Association and American College of Apothecaries where he currently serves as Vice President.

Locally, Mr. Abeldt is active in the Kiwanis Club, serves on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce, and attends Lufkin's First Baptist Church. Buford and his wife Melissa have made Lufkin their home since 1976. They have four grown children and seven precious grandchildren.