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School board candidate seeks gains in education

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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Phillip Greenwell
Center Point resident Phillip Greenwell wants to spend part of his retirement working to make our schools and education system better.

Although he's never had any aspirations for running for political office of any type, Greenwell recently told The Brazil Times having two grandchildren in school has motivated him to get involved.

"We need to work together and be willing to compromise to make sure that time and money are used efficiently during these tough economic times," he said. "I have a mind of my own and I'm willing to research and learn what is necessary to make an informed and timely decision in all matters that would come before the school board."

While Greenwell agrees the current building project should continue until completed and the bus garage facility definitely needs improving, he believes any more large construction projects -- such as creating a new bus garage facility -- should be put on hold until economic conditions improve.

"I've been to the bus garage and it definitely needs improving," Greenwell said. "But things are bad right now for everyone, and I believe that financially, we should make improvements so that we can make due with what we have for now. We can always go further when the economy turns around later."

Greenwell said Clay County has been a part of his life since he was a child, but he and his wife, Florence, made it their home 10 years ago. The couple enjoy relaxing in the area while riding their motorcycle and fishing.

"We like to ride around and look over the countryside," Greenwell said. "I look forward to working to make things better."