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Bailey announces school board run
Anderson Bailey
Board of Education candidate Anderson Bailey

Newton County native and retired military veteran Anderson Bailey announced Feb. 27 that he is running for the District 4 seat on the Newton County Board of Education.

“I have chosen to run for the Newton County Board of Education to represent District 4,” Bailey said in a press release announcing his candidacy. ”I want to be a part of building the minds of tomorrow’s leaders by communicating with other school board members. I also feel the need to help carry on the legacy of excellence in the school system with my knowledge, experience and support of what it takes to keep ideas and resources current in each school to help students become successful citizens.”

According to the release, Bailey and his wife, Angela M. Bailey, have been married for 37 years and have three children - Courtney, the oldest, who graduated from Newton High School, Yasmine and Anderico, who graduated from Eastside High School. The Baileys also have two grandchildren, Jaylin Gunn who attends Clements Middle School and Parker Bailey who attends daycare in Covington.

Employed by the City of Covington for 14 years as a meter reader, Bailey is also a member of GHSA Multicounty Basketball Officials for 25 plus years, has volunteered as a coach with the Newton County Recreation Department for many years and has earned Certification of Local Government Management from the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government. He also serves as Minister of Music at Murray C.M.E. Church.

“I will work with other board members to support programs that help students recognize their gifts and help them develop their unique individuality,” Bailey said.

Bailey can be reached at