The Marietta Daily Journal – Stultz Leadership based on conservative solutions

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The Marietta Daily Journal – Stultz Leadership based on conservative solutions

SMYRNA — Tim Stultz says the biggest difference between himself and his primary opponent is his “common sense, business-based” solutions to problems facing Cobb schools.

Stultz is seeking a second term representing southeast Cobb’s Post 2 seat on the Cobb Board of Education. He faces education consultant Susan Thayer in the Republican runoff July 22, with the winner facing Democrat Kenya Pierre, an attorney, on Nov. 4.

“As you know, the district has been running deficits up until this past year,” said the Georgia Tech graduate and engineer. “I’ve been one of the board members trying to get the district past that using some good fiscal sense. Now that money’s coming in, I think it’s an even more important time to make sure that what we’re spending is in line with what the taxpayers expect.”

Stultz commands the respect of such Cobb County conservatives as state Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Acworth).

“I admire Tim,” Setzler said. “I think he’s the kind of thoughtful, independent-minded person that the school board needs. He’s a detailed person, and he’s got the independence that the 700,000 people of Cobb County expect from school board members. I think it’s important that there be a healthy distinction between board members and staff of the district, and I think Tim’s done a very good job of striking that balance.”

During the May 20 Republican primary, Thayer won 1,876 ballots, or 45 percent of the vote, while Stultz took 1,403 votes, or 34 percent. Jeff Abel, a lending officer for Wells Fargo, took 878 votes, or 21 percent. A runoff is needed because neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Stultz Leadership based on conservative solutions.

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