Menk seeks seat on school board
by Wes Mayer
Linda Menk, local businesswoman and Coweta Tea Party Patriot coordinator, has announced her candidacy for the Coweta Board of Education District 4 seat.
“After meeting with several of our educators and parents, I share a belief that something is wrong with the Common Core-oriented curriculum and the impact it’s having on our children, the parents and our educators,” Menk said in a prepared statement. “Additionally, so many of the parents I’ve spoken to appear to have the opinion that their involvement isn’t wanted at the local level — hand over your children and stay out of our business. And, after speaking to several educators, it appears that there is a level of fear of retribution if they speak out publicly against the Common Core curriculum and standards. If this is truly the case, it needs to change."
Menk, who has been actively involved in conservative politics for the past five years, is now the coordinator for the Coweta Tea Party Patriots; serves as second vice chair for the Coweta Republican Party; is on the executive committee for the GOP’s Third Congressional District; was an executive committee member of Georgians for HealthCare Freedom; and has volunteered with Georgians for Fair Tax, The Madison Forum and Georgians for HealthCare Freedom, she said.
Menk now works as a director with a national commercial lending firm, specializing in the financing of construction and refinancing of apartment assets, senior oriented communities and health care facilities. She moved to the White Oak area of Newnan in 2004 after following her sons, Clay and Matt, who live in Sharpsburg with their families.
“Moving to Coweta was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” Menk said. “I love the people here, my neighbors are wonderful, local business owners are great to work with and I’ve met so many people who share my gratitude for our military and the sacrifice they make to keep our great nation free. Volunteering to support the protection of our Constitution and keeping the federal government in check within the scope of their enumerated powers is just one small way I can give back to Coweta, Georgia and our great nation. My grandchildren deserve this and it’s more precious than anything monetary I can leave behind. My goal is to be able to hand them their freedoms and rights fully intact as granted by our Constitution.”