Marion Barnes, Lucien Williams vie for Richmond County school board District 1 seat

Richmond County School Board - District 1

Name: Marion Barnes (incumbent)

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Marion Barnes is running for re-election because he wants "to run again because I care about the children in Richmond County.”

Age: 78

Family: Wife, Nancy; son, Barry; daughter, Nanette

Political experience: 12 years on the Board of Education

Education: Paine College, bachelor’s degree in science and mathematics; South Carolina State University, master’s degree in education counseling; Georgia Southern University, master’s degree in administration and supervision; Tuskegee University, education specialist

Why are you running for re-election? “I want to run again because I care about the children in Richmond County.”

Name: Lucien Williams

Age: 57

Family: Wife, Cassandra; sons Riley and Zadoc

Political experience: None

Education: University of Wyoming, bachelor’s degree in history

Why are you running for office? To bring new leadership to the school board and help improve test scores, transportation issues and help deal with the budget concerns.

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