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Election guide: Chilton County Board of Education

Published 10:22am Monday, November 5, 2012

Editor’s note: To help voters make informed decisions in local elections on Tuesday, The Clanton Advertiser collected biographical information and personal messages from those running for the offices of Chilton County Board of Education. Each board candidate is listed below. Voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at regular polling places.

Howard Daugherty (incumbent)

•Age: 61

•Family: Wife, Pat Daugherty; children, Pete Daugherty and wife Sunny, Justin Daugherty, Jessica Daugherty Jones and husband Chad; three grandsons.

•Education: Graduate of Weogufka High School, associate’s degree from Wallace Community College and 1 1/2 years at Troy University.

SAMPLE BALLOT (click to enlarge)

•Personal message: I am seeking re-election to the Chilton County Board of Education. It is my desire that all students be given the opportunity to receive the best education possible and to keep highly qualified teachers and support personnel in place. I would like to continue to serve as a board member and to work with the other board members to make education in Chilton County the best it can be. It is imperative that our board members work as a team to provide every possible advantage for all the children of Chilton County.

Linda Hand

•Age: 67

•Family: Husband, Don Hand; children, Donnie (Tammy) and Sharon; three grandchildren.

•Education: A.G. Parrish High School, Selma; business college.

•Personal message: If I am elected to serve on the Board of Education, I will work with the superintendent and other board members to discuss the decisions that we will be making involving the students in our system. We will need to study the proposals, the hiring of employees, the budgets, the facilities and anything else that affects the learning and safety of the students in Chilton County. I have 30 years experience in education and am very involved in the community. I am a member of the Chilton County Master Gardeners, the Woman’s Study Club of Clanton, Chilton County Retired Educators and the Chilton County Senior Connection group. I have been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society for 20 years and was named Hero of Hope for the 2012 year. In 2001, I was named Citizen of the Year by the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce.

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