Newbern to formally announce his campaign for school board

Ryan Newbern plans to formally announce his candidacy for Muscogee County School Board on Thursday, July 31 at noon at the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road.

Newbern, 24, is running for the District 7 seat against Norene Marvets. The seat is being vacated by Joe Roberson.

In a press release, Newbern said he chose the library as the place to formally announce his campaign because it borders on the construction site of the new administration building and he plans to focus on the issue of trust during his campaign.

"I have already started knocking on doors, visiting with community leaders and educators in my District. This event is to let the public know my campaign is officially open for business and that my door is open to begin a dialogue about how to improve our schools," he said.