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April 24, 2013

Q&A: Profiles for the races for places 4,5 on Weatherford ISD board

Here is a look at the candidates seeking the seats of places 4 and 5 on the WISD school board. Incumbent Gail Wirtanen is being challenged by Jeromy Puckett for the Place 4 seat, while Place 5 incumbent Charlie Martinez is opposed by Joshua Tarbay. Early voting begins Monday, and Election Day is May 11. We will profile the three WISD Place 3 candidates in an upcoming edition.

PLACE 4

Name: Jeromy Puckett

Age: 39

Occupation: business owner (Pro-Tech HVAC Solutions Inc. in Weatherford)

Family: wife, Chastity Puckett, first grade interventionist at Raymond E. Curtis Elementary; and sons,  Dylan Puckett, 16, a sophomore at WHS, and Jordan Puckett, 12, a sixth grader at Austin Elementary.

 

Why are you running for school board?

I was born, raised and reside in Weatherford. My passion for the well-being of this community runs over 30 years deep. The future of the youth in a community that I love is extremely important to me. I have spent over 19 years working with the youth, in WISD, coaching football and I have always had a passion to encourage children be as successful as possible on and off  the field. Being on the school board would allow me to further support children and  help them be successful in academics and electives, and help students foster skills to support them during their time in Weatherford ISD and after they have graduated.

As a graduate of WHS, I remember the days when the community had a strong Kangaroo pride. Businesses would all wear blue on game days and you could feel the excitement everywhere. I was proud to be a Roo, and I want my children and other children to feel that same passion. Strong pride equals a strong community. When students are proud of their school they become proud of themselves, and pride equals success. I want every student in WISD to be proud to say they are a student at WISD!

 

Any prior experience running for office?

No, but I have served several years on youth association boards. I served as the vice president of the Northwest Texas Youth Association board that governed multiple cities, and as a vice president of the Weatherford Optimist club.

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