View Mobile Site
 
Posted: November 7, 2012 12:57 a.m.

Johnson wins BOE District 2

Eddie Johnson took a lead in the Board of Education voting for District 2 early on Tuesday night and held on to it to secure the seat.

"I'm honored that the people in District 2 trusted me going forward with educational excellence for their kids," Johnson said. "I'll do my very best to uphold such an honor. I will work tirelessly for the betterment of Newton County School System."

Johnson, a Democrat, first won the District 2 seat for the BOE in 2008, beating out Republican Rickie Corley. Corley held the seat on the board for 12 years prior to Johnson's win.

Originally from Leesburg, Johnson earned a bachelor's of business administration from Albany State University after a three-year enlistment in the U.S. Army. Johnson retired from AT&T after 30 years with the company. Johnson held several management positions within AT&T including roles in planning and development for corporate directions, fleet management and controls, budget preparations and forecasting and labor relations.

Corley, a Covington native, attended Newton High School before it moved to its current location on Ram Drive and has put his children and grandchildren through the county's school system. 

Most Popular Articles

There are no articles at this time.
Commenting is not available.

Commenting not available.

Please wait ...