Marchman: ‘[BoE] will live within our means’


Dear Fayette County Citizens,

My name is Barry Marchman and I am offering to serve you on the Fayette County Board of Education.

Here is my quick bio: I currently teach finance classes at Georgia Tech and I interact with students from all over the world. I know what top-notch colleges are looking for and I believe that I can add a unique perspective to the board.

In my previous career, I was an electrical engineer. I worked for Georgia Power Company and Ericsson Private Radio systems. I progressed from design, to project management, to technical sales. I have managed large budgets and big projects. I believe that the Board will benefit from my varied corporate experiences.

My educational background is this: I have earned an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and I have earned an MBA and a PhD in Finance from Florida State University. I am pretty good at math and I understand that revenues need to be more than expenses.

I believe that the Board’s biggest challenge right now is budgeting and finance. As a finance professor, I would like to offer the Board a four-year course in fiscal discipline and free market economics.

If you look at my experience and my education I think that you will agree that I am absolutely the most qualified candidate for this position.

If I am elected, I will work to instill Dave Ramsey values and Chick-Fil-A type service throughout the school system. We will live within our means and it will be my pleasure to serve the parents and students of this community.

You can read more about me at

Barry Marchman
Tyrone, Ga.