Maxwell seeking OC School Board post

Maxwell seeking OC School Board post
Paul E. Maxwell is announcing his candidacy for the Obion County School Board, District 1 representative position. He serves as the executive director of the Fulton County Transit Authority in Fulton, which has 24 employees and a budget over $1million. The transit has a fleet of 26 vehicles which provide more than 75,000 rides annually. Before the former Stanley Jones Corp. closed, he was employed by the company as a safety supervisor. He was also an employee of Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton for nine years. He served as the Fulton County public information officer in 2006 and 2007 and as secretary and treasurer of the Fulton County Transit board of directors. He has been a resident of South Fulton for 16 years. He is married to the former Stephanie McConnell, daughter of Bobby and Peggy McConnel of South Fulton. They have two daughters: Morgan Elizabeth Maxwell, who is a junior at South Fulton High School, and Macy Taylor Maxwell who will be a freshman there this fall. His parents are Elwood and Connie Maxwell of Paris. Maxwell graduated from Henry County High School in Paris, attended Missouri Military Arts Academy in Mexico, Mo., and earned an associate arts degree from John A. Gupton College in Nashville. He is currently serving his second term as president of the South Fulton Athletic Boosters Club, is a board member of the Martin girls softball program and is a member of the Fulton/South Fulton Lions Club. He serves as a board member of the Kentucky Public Transportation Association and as a board member and executive committee member of Purchase Area Development District Transportation. He is a member of the Kentucky Public Transportation Association and the American Public Transit Association. Maxwell was presented the Kentucky Transit Manager of the Year award by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in 2007. He attends McConnell Baptist Church, where he is a member. “I hope to provide a forum for questions and discussion to better improve the Obion County School System as a whole. It’s all about the students, the faculty and the facilities. It takes everyone working together to achieve success. You have to be more than just a voice. You have to be more than just a representative getting involved with student activities and working to support the current Obion County School Board and their policies. I would like to assure everyone that I will be there working for the principles that should be there in place to help shape our future … our children,” Maxwell said. Published in The Messenger 7.17.08

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