Dora Grad Seeking Seat on Board of Education Biography
Hometown : Lived in East Walker all of my life.
Education: 1979 Dora High School: 1983 Freed Hardeman University, TN (B.S. Management):The University of South Alabama School of Banking in 1997.
Employment: First National Bank of Jasper 23 years (Past 20 years at Dora Branch)
Spouse : Married to Pamela Tucker Holt (high school sweetheart) for 29 years. Pam graduated Dora High School in 1979. Pam received a B.S. in Accounting from UAB in 1995.
Children: Mrs. Jennifer Jarvis graduated from Dora High School in 2001 and received an A.A. in nursing from Bevill State in 2004. She is currently employed as an RN at Children’s Hospital. Mrs. Kimber Sanford graduated from Dora High School in 2006. She is currently a senior at Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL. Kimber is working toward a B.S. in Secondary Education majoring in Biology.
Community Services: Past executive for United Way in Walker County. Past President of the East Walker Lions Club. Served on the board of the first girl’s Fast pitch Softball League in Walker County. Head coach of several boy’s and girl’s baseball, softball and basketball teams over the past 30 years. Past President of Dora High School Band Boosters. Served several years on Booster Clubs for Dora High boys and girls athletics.
Church: Active member of Dora 1st Baptist Church. Currently serving as a Deacon and Finance Committee.
My purpose for running for District 4 Board of Education is to put my financial experience to work for the children of East Walker. I believe that elected officials have a duty to be good stewards of the taxpayer’s money. If elected to the board, I would take the board financial situation into account for East Walker children’s prior to making decisions.
As a resident of Dora, I know that not all children are born with the same lot in life. I believe if children apply their selves to obtaining an education, they can better their future outcome in life. I and my siblings are products of this belief along with a lot of other children that have benefited from an education.
Being a resident of East Walker, I have watched as two of the last three elected reps of District 4 never completed their terms in office. Their children went or will be going to Jasper City or Curry School district. The people of East Walker needs to ask themselves, in the last 18 years that these rep have served, what capital improvements have been made to the schools in the district for academics.
Currently 13% of the children in Walker County attend Sumiton School. There are over a dozen trailers being used to handle the overflow of students. The closing of Empire several years ago only increased the over population. Sipsey has needed and been promised a new lunchroom for several years. New schools have been built in Carbon Hill, Oakman, Cordova and a new gym in Curry. Sipsey is still waiting.
As you can see, I am a lifelong resident of East Walker. East Walker has been neglected the last 18 years in capital improvement for academics. If elected to District 4, I promise to finish my term and fight for the children of East Walker. "I CARE" what happens to East Walker.