Clark seeks term on county BOE

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 31, 2012

John Clark has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Covington County Board of Education Place No. 1.

Clark, who is running on the Republican ticket, is a lifelong resident of Covington County. He has been co-owner of a local family-owned trailer manufacturing business for 40 years, proudly providing jobs for the people of Covi-ngton County and helping to keep the economy of the area strong.

Clark said quality education for the students of Covington County has been a top priority for him. He has served for 31 years of the Covington County School Board, serving as president for many years. He has always been active in education, as his parents were before him.

Clark was educated at Straughn School and attended Auburn University. He is retired from the Alabama National Guard and served his country in active duty during the Korean War. He is active in the education process of the county as a board member, a father and a grandfather.

He said one of the life accomplishments he is proud of is his service on the board of education, where his goal has always been to “put the children first.”

“Every decision I have been involved in has been made with that in mind,” Clark said. “Sometimes this means that unpopular decisions must be made, but they must be made with the best interests of students in mind.”

He said the Covington County School Board is one of the most financially sound in the state.

“This didn’t happen by accident,” he said. “A common sense approach and putting the children first in every decision is vital to the success of this school system. That is what my experience will continue to bring to Covington County Schools.”