Release Date: For Immediate Release
(Release # 0007-8-12)
Board of Education Fills Vacant Seat
HENRY COUNTY, GA – The Henry County Schools Board of Education is back to capacity after the appointment of Josh Hinton to fill the remainder of former board member Brian Preston’s term. He was sworn in by Judge Kelley S. Powell at the monthly board study session on Wednesday.
On July 31, Hinton won the non-partisan election with a majority of the vote for District 2. With his margin of victory, there was no run-off required.
Back in February, the four current school board members stated they would wait for the results of the election in July to fill the vacant seat. Once a person was elected by the voters, that person would be appointed to fulfill Preston’s remaining term and then be sworn in for their full term in January.
Hinton, 31 of Hampton, is life-long resident of Henry County and a graduate of Henry County High School and Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. He is a local insurance agent, having been in the industry for the past nine years.
“I am excited to serve District 2 and Henry County in this new role,” said Hinton. “I ran for this seat to provide common sense answers and solutions for our schools, and I am ready to get to work.”
I am grateful for the support of those who voted for me and will work for all constituents to ensure our students are provided with the best education.”
After Hinton’s swearing in, a motion was made and approved naming District 1 board member Dr. Pam Nutt the new Chairwoman of the Board of Education. Dr. Nutt is one of the longest tenured members on the Board of Education and won her re-election bid in July.
The next meeting of the Board of Education will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 13.
For more information, please visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.
Photo 1-IMG_0008 (L-R): Judge Powell, Henry County Probate Court; Josh Hinton, District 2 Board of Education Member