Columbia County Superintendent of Schools

Published On: Aug 05 2012 10:40:20 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 21 2012 02:18:10 PM EDT

Four men competed in the August primary to be Columbia County's next superintendent of schools and the two who received the most votes -- Terry L. Huddleston and Glenn J. Hunter -- will meet again in the General Election.

All Columbia County races are non-partisan.  Scroll down to read about the candidates.

Glenn Hunter - Columbia County Superintendent of Schools candidate Glenn J. Hunter


AGE:  57

FAMILY:  Wife, Laura Kennon Hunter (37 years); 2 sons: Travis (wife, Amy) and Kennon; 2 granddaughters: Kaylin and Alaina

OCCUPATION:  Business owner - Hunter Printing -- 33 years

EDUCATION:  University of Florida, B.S. degree in chemistry, P.B. degree in recreation

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  24 years of service with Columbia County School Board

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Leadership at the Superintendent level
  2. Employee morale
  3. Public perception and confidence that the school district does not have the qualified leadership to provide a quality education for our children


HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?


WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?


CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  GlennHunter4Supt.com

Terry L. Huddleston


AGE:  56

FAMILY:  Wife, Nancy of 32 years; 2 daughters: Ashley (Tracy) Brinkley, Kelley Huddleston; 2 grandsons, Rylen and Justin.

OCCUPATION:  Current principal at Columbia High School

EDUCATION:  Graduate of Columbia High School; bachelor of science in education, Valdosta State College; master of science, K-12 educational leadership, Nova University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  n/a

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Improving student performance at under performing schools in the district as reported by the most recent FCAT scores.
  2. Improving teacher salaries
  3. Strong educational leadership at the Superintendent level.


HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?


WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?


CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  VoteForTerry.com