Harry Mullins running for re-election to Coweta BOE
by Celia Shortt
Harry Mullins is seeking re-election to the Coweta County Board of Education and is among candidates who officially qualified last week.
Mullins currently serves District 3 and has been a school board member 20 combined years.
“I had two children in the Coweta County School System,” he said about why he initially wanted to be on the school board. “I was always concerned about education and wanted to do my part to make it better.”
Mullins’ platform this year is remembering the history of the school board and its purpose.
“Since the creation of the Coweta County School System, we as a community have strived to ensure that each child is given the opportunity to succeed so that our local workforce and economy will remain viable,” he said. “We have worked together as a community to maintain a school board that is not influenced by political parties or special interest groups. That is a key reason that our school system was organized in 1969 with specific guidelines of uncompensated non-partisan school board members and an appointed superintendent.”
Mullins has lived in Coweta County since 1974. He has worked at Southern Company Generation for 35 years. He and his wife, Susan, have lived in their district for 39 years and raised their children there.
“I want to continue as a member of this outstanding team,” he said of running for re-election. “I want to help ensure that we continue the focus on student achievement, maintaining our accreditation, preparing and producing workforce-ready students, and improving along the way.”
“Our grandchildren are growing up here,” he added. “Simply put, I have a vested interest in this school system and community and our future.”