Bartow County's GOP is calling on the board of education "to follow the letter of the law and declare the vote to fill the Post 5 seat null and void."
Monday, April 30, 2012
Following ongoing controversy over the appointment of Bartow County Board of Education District 5 representative Anna Sullivan, the Bartow County Republican Party unanimously passed a resolution calling on the school board to void its vote and leave the seat empty until July's special election. GOP leaders say by law Sullivan's seat, which was left vacant by Larry Parker's resignation, should have been vacant until filled in an election. The local party also opposes a property tax hike school system officials proposed in a round of budget cuts, including layoffs and additional furloughs, to offset declining local and state funding. The GOP resolution adopted Friday is: WHEREAS O.C.G.A.§ 20-2-54.1, the code section dealing with vacancies on…
“The Republicans have really attracted me because I’ve noticed that they empower you instead of just handing things to you. Republicans give opportunities, not handouts.” – Fabian Zender
Cartersville resident Fabian Zender is described by those who know him as an upstanding member of society. He’s a family man, a devout Republican, an active and recognized member of the Bartow GOP and attends the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with his wife and children. A senior at Georgia Tech, Zender is finishing his degree in Aerospace Engineering, with the hopes of landing a job with a company such as Lockheed, and is heavily involved in student government programs. Zender is well on his way to achieving the American Dream. The only thing left for him to do is to become an American. Born in Bonn, Germany, Zender lived there with his family until a high school student exchange program brought him to the United States in …