Candidates for Columbia County Superintendent of Schools

Three candidates are on the Aug. 30 ballot for Columbia County Superintendent of Schools:

L.C. Bradley | Alex Carswell Jr. | Terry Huddleston

One has returned the News4Jax candidate questionnaire:

Lex Carswell

Age: 56

Candidate's family: Married for 36 years to Pamela

Occupation: Principal

Education: MS FSU Educational Leadership

Political experience: none

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?
School Safety
Teacher/Employee Pay
Eliminating the "addiction" to high stakes testing

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?
I have 31 years experience in education. 7.5 as the Assistant Superintendent of Columbia County Schools. I believe in positive leadership and working together with all stakeholders to improve our schools. I will return our schools to site-based decision making!

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?
That we increased student achievement and reduced the stress of "testing". That our employees feel valued and their compensation is at least equal with their peers across the state. That we simplified education so that, "teachers can teach"!

Campaign Website: electlex2016.com

Facebook and/or Twitter pages: