Lee Muns ended a four-year sojourn Tuesday night when he attended his last Columbia County school board meeting as a board member.
Lee Muns, who won the school board's District 5 seat in 2000, announced in July that he will not run for re-election. His last meeting as a member was Tuesday night.
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"I'm as nervous tonight as I was when I first took this seat," Muns said in the meeting.
Muns took the District 5 seat on the board in 2000. In July, he announced his decision not to seek-re-election and officially ends his term on Dec. 31. His successor, Michael Sleeper, will be sworn in at a special-called meeting of the board the first week of January.
A contentious figure on the board, Muns often questioned board policies and argued with other board members and administrators.
Still, Muns acknowledged his appreciation for his position and fellow trustees at the meeting.
"It has been, believe it or not, a pleasure to serve with you," he said.
Muns said the last four years have been trying times for him personally and he recognized his family, who attended the meeting, for standing by him. He teared up when he spoke about his wife, Kim, and thanked her for coming to his last official meeting.
"She never comes to these meetings, because she doesn't like to see her husband beat up on," he said.
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