Chestnut Mountain, GA – Republican Mark Pettitt has been re-elected to the Hall County Board of Education with 79% of votes cast in the general election. Pettitt was first elected in 2018 to represent south Hall (Cherokee Bluff, Flowery Branch and Johnson clusters) on the Board of Education with more than 42,000 votes.
“I remain grateful to the voters of Hall County for allowing me to continue serving the community I love so much,” said Pettitt. “I am excited to keep working For The Kids!”
Pettitt will continue to support increased investment in career readiness and learning loss mitigation programs. “Through strong conservative leadership, Georgia has been named the number one state in the nation in which to do business for nine years now. Making sure that children can read on grade level and creating a skilled labor force remain top priorities,” Pettitt said.
Fully funding the school resource officer program, addressing growth and managing the capital improvement projects within the district’s 10 Year Facility Plan are top issues as Hall County is faced with unprecedented sprawl from metro Atlanta.
“Though I have lived in Hall County all of my life, I have never seen a more rapid pace of growth and change than during my first term on the Board of Education. Is it unreasonable to ask for responsible growth?” Pettitt asks. “We must be prepared to effectively deal with the challenges that this growth is presenting in our communities and public schools,” Pettitt said.
Pettitt currently works for the University of North Georgia in the Office of Government Relations and Economic Development. He is a graduate of Jonson High School and the University of North Georgia, and lives in Chestnut Mountain.
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