Rice announces candidacy for Union City School Board
Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:01 pm
Campbell Rice has al-ways been involved in community service, and now the Union City native is planning to take things to the next level.
Rice has officially an-nounced his candidacy for the Union City School Board, running for an at-large seat on the board.
Rice is the son of Richard and Lyda Rice and was educated in the Union City School System. He has been married to Lee Ann Rice for 22 years, and they have a son, Ben, who is a freshman at Union City High School. Their son Brian is a 2007 graduate of UCHS and is a junior at the University of Central Florida.
“As a product of the Union City School System, and a parent with two sons who are also products of the local school system, I’m deeply interested in serving on the Union City School Board. I hope to be able to contribute to the tremendous success the school system has achieved in recent years,” Rice said.
Rice stated he looks forward to working with the other members of the school board and the administration as he helps to set the agenda for continued success in the classroom, as well as in the music and the athletic departments within the Union City School System.
Rice is currently em-ployed as a regional manager for ZUMRO Inc., a leading manufacturer of emergency shelters for hospitals, fire departments and other emergency agencies.
In addition to his professional work, Rice is actively involved in a variety of community activities.
He is a member of Union City First United Methodist Church and is the assistant fire chief at the Rives Volunteer Fire Department. Rice has been very instrumental in writing grants that have resulted in the acquisition of specialized fire equipment for area fire departments.
Rice is also a member of the Obion County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and for many years has been actively involved in the UCHS band program, the Hometown Walk of Hope, Chimes for Charity, the Boy Scouts of America and American Red Cross.
His commitment to volunteering in the community and his work with the school system while his sons have been students are two of the main reasons Rice said he chose to run for the Union City School Board.
If elected to the local school board, Rice said he looks forward to working on setting the agenda for continued growth.
“I’ve really received a lot of support from the community since entering the school board race, and I’ve been campaigning on the platform that I will serve as the eyes and ears of the community if elected to the board,” Rice said.
Rice said his campaign will focus on listening to the concerns of the public, and he stated if elected he would continue to be the eyes and ears of his constituents during his term on the board.
Rice said his top priority as a school board member will be to provide students and teachers with the best possible environment to achieve academic success.
Voters will head to the polls Nov. 2.
Published in The Messenger 9.30.10