Last week, the Chattooga County Board of Education voted to make Eddie Elsberry chairman. Elsberry was elected by a 4-1 vote with board members Brad Hayes, Sammy Ballard and former Board Chair John Agnew voting in favor and Dr. Julia Houston opposing. Elsberry, the only Democrat on the Board, told WZQZ News that he is looking forward to helping the school system and the board of education, but he’s still not sure if he will run for a full term in this year’s election.
Elsberry told WZQZ News that when he was appointed by the board to fill the unexpired term of John Turner, who abruptly resigned his post in 2019, his goad was to help the board find a new school superintendent and aid the current board with his previous experience on the board of education. Elsberry had served on the Board of Education but chose not to seek re-election in 2012.
Elsberry says that he will make a decision about running for a full term in the upcoming days.
John Agnew will also have to make a decision about running for re-election this year. Qualifying runs March 2 – 6th.