Three apply for seats on school board

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

At least three Marshall County residents have applied to be elected to the school board by county commissioners when they meet on Nov. 23.

In District 2, Harvey E. Jones Jr. and Steven Anglin have submitted letters to County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett's office asking to be candidates to succeed former school board member Mark E. Wilkerson.

Meanwhile, in District 6, Dee Dee Sale has filed a letter at the county mayor's office asking that she be elected by the commissioners to succeed Todd Tietgens.

Wilkerson resigned Oct. 17 as the school board member representing District 2 saying he'd accepted a job with General Motors Corp. in Kansas City, Kan. Tietgens resigned from his District 6 seat on Oct. 27 after an apparent dispute over the dismissal of Stan Curtis as director of schools.

The deadline to submit requests to be candidates for the two seats on the board was 4 p.m. Monday, although interested parties may also appear at the Nov. 23 meeting of the commission and announce their request to be nominated from the floor by a commissioner.

Harvey E. Jones Jr. was one of three candidates in the August 2008 election to fill the seat held by Todd Warner who had been appointed to the board, but who decided against running for election.

Jones is a department manager at Southeastern Technology where he's worked for 43 years at the machine shop. "I have also served as vice president of the Marshall County Girls Little League Softball for two years," Jones said.

He faces Anglin who owns and operates Freedom Home Buyers, LLC & Property Management of Middle Tennessee where, according to his letter to Liggett, he is the director of operations.

"I invest and manage real estate, residential and commercial to provide a living for me and my family," Anglin said.

Both men are married, have children educated in Marshall County schools, and are active in their churches.

Sale is a 1984 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she studied agriculture and communications. She's been employed by the Tennessee Walking Horse Owners and Breeders Association's Voice magazine and the Walking Horse Owners Association where she's been events coordinator and youth director. She's in her third term on the TWHBEA Executive Committee and on the association's national board. For 12 years she was the proprietor of Accent on Travel.

Applicants for the 2nd and 6th District seats must be registered voters and live in those districts.

Those who don't file letters of interest before Monday's deadline, may appear at the Nov. 23 Commission meeting and ask County Clerk Daphne Fagan to include their name with others who want to be appointed.