Brooke Wooten announced his candidacy for Gulf County School Board Member District 2, a position currently held by Mr. George Cox. Mr. Cox’s term expires November 2014 and he has elected not to run again.
Wooten, 45, is a lifelong resident of Wewahitchka. He has been married to his wife Kristin for 18 years and they have two children, Aleah 12 and Caden 9. He is the son of Clayton and Sara Joe Wooten who are both educators and longtime residents of Wewahitchka.
Wooten attended Gulf County schools and graduated from Wewahitchka High School in 1986.
After high school he attended college while working the summers at St. Joe Paper Company, Southern Earth Sciences, and during the school year at the Florida Department of Education. He attended Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
Brooke began his working career as a CEI and Geotechnical Engineer which specializes in roadway, bridge and foundation design. He worked and supervised Engineers and field crews on multimillion dollar FDOT roadway and bridge design projects. After eight years of employment as an engineer, he became self-employed as a General/Underground Utility Contractor and worked seven years as a local Gulf County business owner. During the time as a contractor, he was responsible for preparing contracts, project estimating, scheduling, subcontracting, and construction of residential/commercial and infrastructure projects. The past four years he has been employed at Tyndall Air Force Base working with Civil Engineering & Operations/SABER contractors.
In addition to his bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Wooten is a State Certified General Contractor and a State Certified Underground Utility & Excavation Contractor. During the past 18 years in the engineering and construction business, he has completed required continuing education courses for his profession. He has also attended numerous seminars to keep up with the ever changing technologies in business and industry.
Brooke and his family are active members of First United Methodist Church. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees. He was a founding member of the present Dixie Youth Girls’ Softball League as well as a coach for the past five years. He is currently President of the Dixie Youth Baseball League and a head coach. He has been a member of the Gator Boosters and Quarterback Club. He is currently Vice President of the Wewa Warrior Football League and a head coach.
Wooten will continue Mr. Cox’s commitment to academic and vocational programs while also promoting extra-curricular activities. He understands and will protect the integrity and professionalism required of a Board member. With two children and a niece attending Gulf County Schools, Brooke has a vested interest in making sure our schools are the best we can provide for our children. Brooke feels his education, professional and community experience have prepared him to bring knowledge to the Board that will better our schools.
“My diverse Engineering and Construction career coupled with a hard work ethic makes me the best choice for Gulf County School Board Member for District 2. I am prepared to listen, work hard and be a voice for our children. I will serve the citizens of Gulf County with honesty, dignity and respect,” Wooten said.
Please feel free to contact me at 850-227-8242 if you have any questions or concerns about my campaign.