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Election guide: Chilton County Board of Education

Published 10:22am Monday, November 5, 2012

Lori Reynolds Patterson

•Age: 39

•Family: Married to James “Jimbo” Patterson. They have 11-year-old twins, Lawson and Lydia Patterson.

•Education: 1991 graduate of Chilton County High School; Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University; master’s degree in Secondary Health and Science Education from the University of Montevallo.

•Personal message: I am a graduate of the Chilton County school system and a former educator in the system. Most importantly, I am a parent with children attending school in Chilton County. I believe strongly that the people making decisions for our children should have a vested interest in the system, as I do. If given the opportunity to serve, I will strive to treat every issue and every decision with respect and concern. Every decision should be made with the children’s best interest and well-being in mind. Chilton County should be able to compete academically with surrounding counties. Our students deserve to be granted the same (or better) learning opportunities as other Alabama students. We are fortunate to have excellent teachers and administrators in Chilton County, and as a member of the Board of Education, I would strive to make decisions that would grant them the resources and opportunities needed to excel in their positions.

Pam Plier Price

•Age: 49

•Family: Frankie Price, husband; one daughter, 16; two boys, 7 and 13.

•Education: Two years of college in math and accounting.

•Personal message: For the past three years, my children have not had textbooks. It was very disturbing to me to know that we did not furnish our children with textbooks. Under my leadership with the help of the community and businesses, we have been able to raise $18,000 for textbooks for all the schools of Chilton County. I also have been able to get more than $30,000 in grant money for Thorsby School. I personally believe children need a textbook to learn. I also believe we would benefit to have someone writing grants for our county schools full-time. I am asking you to please go to the polls and vote for me, Pam Plier Price, someone already working for our children.

Jim Shannon

•Age: 51

•Family: Marie, wife; Josey, son; Kalyn, daughter.

•Education: Elementary education, special education – master’s, administration.

•Personal message: Having spent 25 years in public education, I understand the problems facing our schools. I would appreciate an opportunity to serve our community and to help address ways to improve the educational process that influences our children. Thank you for your support on Nov. 6.

Curtis Smith (i)

•Personal message: Vote seven times for Curtis Smith for the Chilton County Board of Education. I have served two terms and presently serving on the Board of Education. I am a native of Chilton County. I am an active member of the Mulberry Baptist Church, where I serve as deacon, trustee and other responsibilities in the church. I serve as chairman of the board for the United Way and the Emergency Assistance Center and serve on the YMCA and PEECH boards. I am a member of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce and the Gideons organization. I am a veteran and a member of the American Legion. I serve as a member of a volunteer fire department. I have been a teacher, principal supervisor and director of the career tech program of Chilton County. I served as vice president of the Retired Educators for 12 years and is presently a member of that organization. I am a former state representative serving for 20 years. I want to use my experience to continue to serve you on the Chilton County Board of Education.

Ann Thomas (i)

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