I was reading the quote in the Marietta Daily Journal from Cobb school board member Tim Stultz about the recent election and his comment that Susan Thayer had more financial support behind her campaign. While that may be an accurate statement, I’d like to add additional clarification about the runoff election results.
Stultz’s bid for re-election failed as a direct result of his actions dating back to 2011 when he was quoted as stating, “I’m not prepared to let one side just rule because they have majority numbers.”
As one can imagine, that particular comment did not go over very well with the people he was elected to represent. In fact, it served to taint the rest of his tenure on our school board.
The loss he suffered was no accident. It was a well-orchestrated effort by a large number of constituents that actively campaigned against his re-election.
Perhaps he might use this as an opportunity to consider the true meaning of representation should he decide to seek another political office.
There are a large number of very active stakeholders in our county who communicate regularly about issues that are important to us as parents, and more importantly, to the children we choose to have attend our Cobb County Schools.
Since 2011, when several members of the board acted to violate the citizens’ trust, involved parents now keep a vigilant eye on everything our elected board does, as well the school district offices.
Stultz’s loss in this race was a direct result of his failure to accurately represent his constituents’ wishes.
Cobb County School Parent