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Posted: Thursday, January 9th 2014 at 8:57am

Pettitt announces plans to run for seat on Hall BOE

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Mark Pettitt
FLOWERY BRANCH – Mark Pettitt has announced plans to run for the Post 2 seat on the Hall County Board of Education, which is now held by Brian Sloan.

“After learning more about the dire financial situation the Hall County School System is in, I could no longer sit on the bench as our property taxes skyrocket year after year within a point of the state constitutional limit,” Pettitt said. “Through much prayer and thoughtful discussion with family members and campaign supporters I have decided to offer all of my talents and resources to the children of Hall County so that they may receive an even better education than my generation was fortunate enough to receive.”

The Johnson High School graduate, who lives in Flowery Branch, has served on the Georgia Republican Party Executive and State committees and the Hall County Library Board of Trustees. This experience, he says, has prepared him to be a conservative watchdog for the taxpayers of Hall County.

Pettitt is the owner of Chestnut Mountain Strategies LLC, a direct mail, public relations, marketing and branding firm.

“Once elected I will offer an extremely open line of communication through periodic email newsletters and work towards televising Board Meetings on TV18 and stream them online so that the people of Hall County can truly be involved with their school system,” Pettitt added. “The people of Hall County deserve to know elected officials spend our money and I pledge to bring the system into the twenty-first century.”

Additionally, he said he will will work to expand programs of choice and charter academies while creating a technically skilled workforce.

“In order to once again create a vibrant local economy we must produce a workforce that is trained and ready to fill the skills gap that Georgia is currently in. I will make sure that every child has the opportunity to attend a Hall County charter academy that best meets their unique educational needs.”

The incumbent, Sloan, has announced plans to run for re-election.

Link: Elect Pettitt
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