November 6, 2018

Pettitt Elected to Board of Education

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA – Community servant and Republican activist Mark Pettitt secured the Post Two seat on the Hall County Board of Education with 77% of votes cast in the general election.

“I am incredibly grateful to the voters for entrusting me to serve,” said Mark Pettitt.  “My goal is to work hard each day so that Hall County Schools are the safest place for our students to learn and grow. There is no doubt that this is the honor of a lifetime.”

A product of Hall County Schools and former substitute teacher, Mark Pettitt is no stranger to education and plans to help strengthen the public schools by listening to teachers and parents to find out what works best in each individual classroom.

“We know that a one size fits all, top-down approach does not work for a twenty-first century education,” said Pettitt.  “I will fight for local control of education and make sure that every child has access to a Hall County program of choice that best meets their unique educational needs.”
Additionally, he will support increased investment in career readiness programs. “There is a reason Georgia has been named the number one state in the nation in which to do business for six years now, and that begins with preparing a skilled labor force,” Pettitt remarked.

“I cannot wait to begin working with the other members of the school board and the superintendent for the betterment of the children of Hall County,” Pettitt said. “I am also excited to bring to the table a unique perspective as a young person who plans to send his future children through the Hall County School System.”

Mark Pettitt is a lifelong resident of Hall County, a graduate ofJohnson High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Georgia. He lives in Chestnut Mountain and is a supervisor for UPS. Additionally, Mark serves as Chairman of the Hall County Library Board of Trustees and recently completed a three-year stint as the south Hall appointee to the Hall County SPLOST VII Citizen’s Review Committee. He is also involved in volunteerism through his membership with the Gainesville Jaycees and has been elected twice by the Ninth District Republican Party to the Georgia Republican Party State Committee.

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