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Taylor endorses Price for school board

Former Georgia Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor stands with Lane Price during a news conference in which Taylor endorsed Price for the at-large seat in the upcoming Dougherty County School board race. Price is running against incumbent Anita Williams-Brown.

Former Georgia Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor stands with Lane Price during a news conference in which Taylor endorsed Price for the at-large seat in the upcoming Dougherty County School board race. Price is running against incumbent Anita Williams-Brown.

ALBANY, Ga. — Former Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor on Wednesday threw his support behind political newcomer Lane Price, who is running for the Dougherty County School Board at-large seat currently held by incumbent Anita Williams-Brown.

“Education is a critical matter for our community, especially when it comes to job creation,” Taylor said during a news conference on the steps the school administration building. “I am excited that a person of Lane’s caliber is ready and willing to serve the people of this community.

“This election is critical to the future of Dougherty County and I am happy to endorse her for school board.”

Taylor, a Democrat who served two terms as Georgia’s lieutenant governor also served six terms as a state senator representing District 12. He lost the 2006 gubernatorial election to Republican incumbent Sonny Perdue.

“We applaud the people of the Dougherty County School System, but we can do better,” Taylor said. “It’s the right thing to do at the polls to support Lane Price.”

While the DCSS has had its issues over the past 18 months, Taylor said that many of the system’s problems have been caused by budget cuts.

“I think, like all public schools in Georgia, the Dougherty County School System has been especially stressed by (state) budget cuts in education,” Taylor said. “Funding cuts have caused pressure to be brought to bear on our public education system. That leads to the challenge of electing the very best people possible to the board of education.

“And that is why I am excited about Lane Price running for the board. We have the infrastructure in place to improve education in our community and we need people like Lane to help us take advantage of those assets.”

Price, the medical director at Willson Hospice House, and Williams-Brown, who is seeking a second term on the board, will square off in the July 31st Democratic primary.

Comments

jglass 1 year, 9 months ago

Taylor, don't blame DCSS mess on budget cuts. They have caused the mess by not following procedures and by hiring friends and family regardless of the need. They have wasted way too much money on unnecessary things and now our tax dollars have to be spent to pay money back to the gov't. for unqualified expendatures, etc. The DCSS need to clean house starting at the top and going completely through the office on Pine.

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whattheheck 1 year, 9 months ago

Agree completely. Lack of money in DCSS does not change what is being done to "educate". The upside I see to reduced funding is there is less to waste and give away to friends, friends of friends, friends of friends friends and those only known socially to the District Attorney that are destined to become friends in some manner.

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Shinedownfan 1 year, 9 months ago

Rumors have it that Anita Williams-Brown is getting vans to take her supporters to the polls! Please make sure you go out to vote for Lane Price either in early voting or on the 31st!!!

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Shinedownfan 1 year, 9 months ago

Did I say anything was wrong with it??? Nope, don't think I did...

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

As long as they only vote once.

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Cartman 1 year, 9 months ago

Despite Mark Taylor's endorsement, I hope people support Lane Price anyway.

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MisterEd 1 year, 9 months ago

What he^^ said.............I would rather be endorsed by Chuckie Cheese.

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iko 1 year, 9 months ago

It is typical of the Phoebe Putney-Jeff Sinyard-Mark Taylor mentality to blame "budget cuts" for any organization's problems. To these parasites, the only solution is to spend and waste more of someone elses's money. The FACT is that the DCSS is riddled with corruption and waste. Every day seems to bring a new scandal and the degree of the DCSS's disgrace would almost make Ken Hodges blush (almost). I will vote for Lane Price, but it will be in spite of her Phoebe-Mark Taylor connection, not because of it.

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Happy 1 year, 9 months ago

The Albany Herald and WALB is violating FCC laws by selectively covering campaign events and publishing letters to the editor for the school board and judge races. I smell LAWSUIT. I hope the Albany Herald and WALB have paid up their liability insurance premiums.

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Bubbavet_rureel 1 year, 9 months ago

This state is red, you know what that means. Ask the poor-right wingers!

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