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Rogers announces run for school board

Special to The Star
The Star

Amy Rogers, a qualified candidate for the office of Gulf County School Board Member District (4) announced her intent to run this week.

With deep respect to the vacant seat of the passing of former School Board member Mr. Billy Quinn, Jr., and after family members expressed to her no intent to run, Amy applied to the governor’s office but the governor chose to let the seat remain vacant therefore allowing the residents to vote.

Amy is a native of Port St. Joe and requests your vote and support in the upcoming August 2020 election.

“I am honest, fair, and committed to particularly helping our youth, our community, and I strongly believe in giving respect to all persons. If I’m elected, I will work diligently to continue to be not afraid to use my voice to speak-up for the youth to improve positive activities for them; be accountable for district (4) youth and residence, work with other school board members to improve our gulf county school s and encourage them for us to be transparent, and work fairly with the people as a team.

“In view of the Corona-Virus pandemic, I strongly feel we need to take an innovative approach with a new vision, and be committed to eliminate and/or decrease the social problems affecting all our youth‘s opportunity to their education.”

Amy has over 42 years of dedicated volunteered experience using resources to administer educational competitive programs involving our local gulf county youth; to include youth within the panhandle, the state, the regional and national level serving as youth counselor, youth mentor, youth behavior specialist , and director of Gulf County United Community Development Corporation, Inc.

Amy’s volunteer services and commitment to our youth is a living legend. Today, many youth has benefitted by receiving their G.E.D, obtain a job, became productive citizens, graduated from college, graduated from vocational school, enlisted in the military, and returned home and invested in the improvement of our gulf county community.

Amy is a dedicated and dependable volunteer who proudly serves on a variety of religious, educational, social/civics, political, economic-development, civil-rights organizations, and institutions. She has participated in city, county, and now School Board elections.

Amy is married to Raymond Rogers, Jr. She has one daughter from a previous marriage, Angel Shackleford, who has three boys. Together, Amy and Raymond raised their grandsons.

She has additional children from Raymond’s previous marriage who reside in Blackshear, GA.

Amy graduated with honors from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School in 1976, earned AA degree at Gulf Coast Community College, earned a BA degree from Troy State University, attended Bethune Cookman College, and is pursuing a master’s degree.

As a volunteer community leader Amy participates and coordinates several prevention programs to help serve the needy. As president of Gulf County United CDC she organized with other states to bring a variety of relief supplies to benefit youth and adults for Hurricane Michael victims and distributed the supplies in Gulf County.

Currently, she continues to volunteer as event coordinator and recruit a diverse group of helpers to distribute a variety of relief supplies throughout Gulf County.

Your vote for Amy will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.