Haynes running for Carroll school board

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By Staff Reports


HILLSVILLE — Joey D. Haynes is a candidate for the Carroll County School Board seat from the Fancy Gap District.
“I am running because I want to give something back to the community by working hard to make sure our school system gives our children the tools they need to reach their fullest potential,” Haynes said in a statement released Monday.
Haynes is a lawyer with the Jackson Law Group of Hillsville and attended Carroll public schools. He and his wife, Peggy, have a son, Landon, entering sixth grade at St. Paul School.
"I want each child in Carroll County, including my son, to receive an education that prepares them to be successful in life.
"To achieve this, we have to demand that our classrooms function at a high level and that the taxpayers get their money’s worth from our education system."
Haynes said he is thankful for the education he received in Carroll County and that he returned here after law school “because there is no place better to raise a family.”
“As a lifelong resident of Carroll County, I feel my family and I have been truly blessed by living in this wonderful community.”
Haynes has been active with St. Paul and in the community. He is past president of the Hillsville Lions Club and is a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Haynes is opposing incumbent School Board Member Phillip Berrier for the Fancy Gap seat — the first contested race for the school board so far.
The registrar’s office also confirmed that newcomer Brian Spencer filed to run for the Pipers Gap seat on the school board.
Besides Berrier, two other school board incumbents are seeking re-election. They are Harold Golding in the Pine Creek District and Reginald Gardner in Sulphur Springs.