Mark Pettitt’s second try for a seat on the Hall County Board of Education took a big leap forward with a win during Tuesday night’s Republican primary.
Who is he: Pettitt is a 2016 graduate of the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, United Parcel Service supervisor, chairman of the Hall County Library System Board of Trustees.
How he reacted: “It is just a very humbling experience. I can’t describe the gratitude I have to the people of Hall County for trusting me with this opportunity to serve. I hope to communicate my conservative message of Hall County values to the voters (in November).”
On the issues: Pettitt wants to grow community participation in the Board of Education’s business by streaming meetings online, expanding programs of choice and charter academies, and preparing students who are inclined to vocational schooling and training.What’s next: Pettitt faces Democrat William Wallace in November’s general election.
Hall County Board of Education, Post 2
Mark Pettitt: 56.5 percent
Gina London Pilcher: 43.5 percent