Fayette County Board of Education Post 5 candidate Sam Tolbert will be speaking at the Fayette County Republican Party First Saturday Breakfast at the Fayetteville IHOP at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.
He is a semi-retired senior manager who is currently an adjunct professor of mathematics at Gordon College in Barnesville. He decided to run for the school board position in part because of concerns about the school system’s financial shape. Tolbert says his background as a senior manager with “having to mind a budget and be fiscally responsible for expenditures and controls” would be an asset to the school board. He plans to look at the financials and try to understand exactly what is required, what is coming in, and whether we are able to meet a reasonable budget that grows as the county grows.
Tolbert, who is a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management with a minor in Business Finance, is skilled in project management, project engineering, quality assurance, organizational excellance, small business management, and communication. He would also like to look at new programs that can be offered to help students, whether by allowing them to start college earlier or adding technical education earlier on “as opposed to just going and spinning their wheels in high school courses.”
Tolbert will face Democratic candidate Dr. Laura Burgess in November’s general election. All interested Republicans are invited to attend.