Houston County Board of Education candidates race for two seats

Houston County Board of Education candidates race for two seats

Four candidates are vying for two Houston County BOE seats.
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Sheila Ashley and Hoke Morrow are vying for Houston County school board seat post six at-large.

Tannya Duncan and Bryan Upshaw are vying for school board seat seven at-large. The seat was left vacant due to  the unexpired term of Dave McMahn, who resigned from school board earlier this year.

Their reasons for running for school board seats varies from candidate to candidate.

Duncan has worked as an educator in the school district for 35 years.

"I have the capacity to be able to work with not only our teachers and the other members of the board, but also to do what I can for teachers and students in the district," she says.

Upshaw owns a construction company, and says if he is elected he wants to pay it forward.

"I have no agenda to run, I just simply want to give back a bit of what I've been given here in Houston County."

Ashley serves as a co-pastor with her husband, of Total Agape church. she says there is a need for a strong voice on the school board.

"I want to be an advocate for the families of Houston County, the children of Houston County, faculty and staff," says Ashley.

Morrow owns a heating and air company, and says he wants to maintain the good reputation of Houston County School System.

"I want to give back to the people of Houston County," he says. "I want to be a advocate for kids, an advocate for parents, teachers and employees of the county."

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