• Tom Maynard to Run for State Board of Education, District 10

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    December 14, 2011

    Focuses on local control and fiscal accountability

    Georgetown, TEXAS – Tom Maynard announced today that he has filed in the Republican Primary for the State Board of Education District 10, which is being vacated by Marsha Farney.

    “I will bring my experience as a parent, taxpayer, teacher, school board trustee and non-profit executive to the State Board of Education,” said Maynard.  “I will fight for local control of education, respect the role of parents and families, demand fiscal accountability and efficiency, and defend our conservative values.” 

    Maynard says his passion for service in education comes from his experiences growing up at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch near Amarillo. The product of a broken home, Maynard was sent to the Cal Farley’s where he spent seven years and graduated high school.

     “Education taught me to take responsibility for my own success, to work hard and be resilient. It was a vehicle to change my circumstances as it is for millions of young Texans,” he continued. “Education is a critical part of their success and our state’s future economic competitiveness.”

    Maynard currently serves as executive director of the Texas FFA Association, a career and technical student leadership organization that supports the state’s agriculture, food and natural resources instructional program.  Maynard is the longest serving executive in the organization’s 84-year history and has earned national recognition for membership growth, leveraging business relationships and creating innovation technology solutions.

    Maynard served as a classroom teacher for 13 years during which time his students won national recognition, and Maynard earned a reputation for implementing creative, cutting edge teaching methods.  He was twice-elected to the Florence I.S.D. School Board where he was known for straight talk about instructional and budget issues.

    Maynard and his wife Freda have four children and 3 grandchildren.  They reside in Williamson County where Freda operates a real estate appraisal firm.  The Maynards also operate a small agricultural operation.

    About State Board of Education District 10.  The 15-member State Board of Education sets policy and standards for the Texas’ school districts and charter schools, oversees curriculum and textbook adoption and manages the $25 billion Permanent School Fund.  SBOE District 10 covers the northern part of Travis County and 15 counties from Burnet to Madison and Waller Counties on the east.

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