The Columbia County Board of Education oversees an operating budget of $125 million with another $125 million capital improvements budget. The number of employees is in excess of 3,000 making it the largest employer in Columbia County. The School Board member should be capable of understanding and overseeing such a large budget. The education and safety of our children are very important issues to all of us. This can only be done with adequate planning, funding, and administration carried out under the direction of the Board of Education.
I have known Wayne Bridges for a number of years and support him for re-election to the Columbia County Board of Education from District 2. Wayne Bridges brings a lot of good things to the Board. He has considerable experience in financial management for several large companies and understands budgets, planning, and carrying out a plan. His involvement with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce has given him an insight into the growth of the county and the reasons why our school system is the driving force behind this growth. As a Sunday School teacher, he understands the values we try to teach our children. I urge your support for the re-election of Wayne Bridges.
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