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Former Chattooga School Supt. Running for State Senator PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jimmy Holbrook   
Thursday, 12 September 2013
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Former Chattooga County School Superintendent Dwight Pullen who now resides in Canton, Georgia is running for state senator to represent District 14 in the Georgia State Senate.

Pullen served as school superintendent from 2007 to 20011 in Chattooga County before being replaced by the school board with current School Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman.  Pullen is running for a seat that is being vacated by State Senator Barry Loudermilk (R) who is running next year for U.S. Congress to replace Phil Gingrey (R).  Gingrey has thrown his hat in the ring to run for the U.S. Senate to replace Saxby Chambliss (R).

 

Pullen retired from education recently after serving several years in administration.  He worked as Principal at Teasley Middle School, Polaris Evening High School and Chapman Intermediate School in Cherokee County before serving as school superintendent in Chattooga County for four years.

Pullen was selected by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) in 2011 to serve on the congressman’s Education Advisory Committee to keep Gingrey abreast of education issues and promote education in the district. 

Pullen was 2007 Georgia PTA Principal of the Year, served as chairman of the Northwest Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency board of directors and was on the Chattahoochee Technical College Advisory Committee.

He also served as chairman of the City of Canton Planning and Zoning Commission from 1997 to 2007 and was a member of the Canton YMCA Board of Directors.

Pullen says that his top issues are to promote jobs in the district, better funding for education, more choices for parents without using tax dollars to promote for-profit schools and equal accountability for all schools. 

Pullen also plans to address transportation issues and attract more local jobs to alleviate the need to travel.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Georgia.

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