Veteran Muscogee County School Board member John Wells has announced that he will run for re-election in November.
Wells represents District 2, which includes Blanchard Elementary, Britt David Magnet Academy, Doubles Churches Elementary, Double Churches Middle, North Columbus Elementary, Northside High, River Road Elementary and Veterans Memorial Middle School. He has served continuously on the board for 24 years.
“I am especially interested in seeing to it that the proceeds of the 2009 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax are invested wisely and in the matter promised the voters,” Wells said in a news release. “Also, due to the downturn in the economy and with reduced tax revenues from the state, our school board will be facing critical decisions in the coming months and years. I believe I possess the experience and knowledge to help make the correct, yet tough decisions that will need to be made."