Dennis Seger has declared his intent to run for the Board of Education District 2 seat.
The position is currently held by Billy Mock, who has said that after 21 years on the board, he will not seek another term.
Seger said he’s been active in the school system for the last 13 years.
"I want to let the voters in my area know that if I am elected to the board, they will have a voice and someone they can come to with any concerns," Seger said. "I’m very involved when it comes to the school system and the youth in our community."
Seger has been on the board for the Youth Association at Hendrix Park for many years and been president of the PTO and the high school Booster Club. He said he is already active with the school board and is ready to take the next step and officially serve District 2.
"People can come to me with anything," he said. "Bryan County needs someone they can call up and talk to. They might not always like the answer I give them – but I’ll always give them an answer; they’ll always get a phone call back from me. I’m here to listen."
Seger said he feels like Bryan County doesn’t truly have a board that works with both parents and the school system.
"It’s time to have someone on the board who doesn’t mind asking questions and getting answers," he said. "I’m concerned about our school system and want to get more involved to ensure our success in both academics and extracurricular activities. I want to help be the voice of parents through all of Bryan County. I want the community to know they can always have someone to turn to."
Seger is a resident of Black Creek and has lived in Bryan County for nearly 50 years. He is married to Michelle Seger and his oldest daughter is a Bryan County High School senior and his youngest is in 3rd grade at Bryan County Elementary School.