Granbury School Board Vice President Mark Jackson said he won’t be running for re-election because his employer opposes the idea.
“My employer has asked that I not seek a second term on the GISD Board of Trustees,” Jackson said. “They are averse to bank officers serving in elected positions in their various locales and unfortunately will not support me if I chose to run again.”
Jackson, elected to the school board in May 2010, is president of South Morgan St. First Financial Bank.
The election is Nov. 5. Terms also expire this fall for Wade Railsback and B.J. Wallace, but they have not announced their intentions.
“I regret (my employer’s ) decision as it is a critical time for GISD,” Jackson said. “Assuming the proposed bond program moves forward this month, it will be important for voters to understand the crossroads our schools are at. I had hoped to help lead this effort.”
Jackson said he may not be finished with politics.
“Don’t count me out,” he said. “I hope to one day enter public service again, perhaps in a higher office as I truly find great rewards in working for the common good of the community.”
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