A desire to keep Elizabeth Morgan as schools superintendent is a big reason Russell Williams is running for the Washington County Board of Education.
"We have got a good thing going here," Williams said. The school system went from "not so good" to a "whole lot better" after Morgan was hired, Williams said. Morgan was hired as interim superintendent in June 2001 and became superintendent in February 2002.
"I want to make sure that the children continue to have a quality educational system," Williams said.
Eventually, Morgan will retire or leave, and Williams said he wants to ensure the board is made of members who "do nothing to hurry that day along."
Williams, 67, served on the school board from 2002 to 2006. He also ran for school board in 2000, 2006 and 2008.
Three school board seats are up for grabs in November's general election. The 11 school board candidates for the Sept. 14 primary will be narrowed to six for the general election.