Wilson sets sights on county school board position

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Editor’s Note: The primary election date has been set for March 5. Jerry Wilson is challenging incumbent Mike Edwards for the seat of Escambia County School Board member for District 3. Both candidates are listed on the Republican ticket.

Jerry Wilson, a dedicated community member and long-time resident of Escambia County, has thrown his hat into the ring for the upcoming election to represent District 3 on the Escambia County School Board. With a heartfelt commitment to the community and a passion for education, Wilson’s candidacy promises to bring fresh perspectives and a strong advocacy for the children and educators of the district.
In a recent statement, Wilson expressed his excitement about the opportunity to serve his community and schools. “I love our community and our schools,” he declared, emphasizing his unwavering dedication to the well-being and success of every student within the district. Wilson’s platform centers on putting education first and providing unwavering support to the teachers and faculty who shape the educational experiences of Escambia County’s youth.
Wilson’s journey into the field of education advocacy stems from a diverse background. A graduate of WS. Neal High School, Wilson pursued studies in forestry and industrial electronics at Alabama Southern Community College and Reid State Technical College. Following a decade in the oil field, he transitioned to a role at Georgia Pacific in Brewton, where he is currently celebrating his 14th year of employment.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Wilson’s personal life underscores his deep-rooted commitment to community service and family values. Married to his high school sweetheart, Cimmaron Buonopane Wilson, for 23 years, Wilson is the proud parent of two children, Harley Rose and Henry Stone both educated at W.S. Neal High School. Their family’s active involvement in East Brewton Nazarene Church, where Wilson has served as the youth leader and on the church board for 15 years, highlights his dedication to nurturing the next generation.
Wilson’s belief in the transformative power of education is evident in his campaign promises. He vows to advocate for qualified teachers in every classroom, recognizing that they are the cornerstone of a quality education system. Moreover, his understanding that children are the future underscores his commitment to providing them with the necessary tools and resources to succeed.
With a blend of professional experience, community service, and a genuine passion for education, Jerry Wilson aims to be a strong voice for the students, families, and educators of Escambia County Alabama. As Wilson seeks to secure a spot on the board, he humbly requests that you consider voting WILSON on March 5th.

The information in this article was submitted by Jerry Wilson.