Over the last month, the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram has published information regarding trustee candidates seeking election to three rural school districts. Information about one of the five Miller Grove ISD Board of Trustees candidates, Brandon Kilpatrick, was not included with the rest of the candidates because the News-Telegram had not received it.
Below is the information he provided:
Occupation: Chief of Police West Tawakoni Police Department, eight years
Family: Wife Amanda Kilpatrick; Luke Brignon, Jacob Kilpatrick, Matthew Brignon, Riley Kilpatrick, Katie Brignon, Brie Kilpatrick, Carabelle Kilpatrick
Reasons for seeking this office: Ever since moving to Miller Grove five years ago, I have constantly been involved in the Miller Grove ISD from education to athletics. I have children that currently go to Miller Grove ISD. I feel that my experience involving city government would benefit the school district in maintaining a healthy budget. I feel that our kids deserve every opportunity that exists for their education. Our educations standards at Miller Grove need to be our top priority.
Education: 1994 graduate from Princeton High School; 1997 graduate Sachse EMT School at Sachse Fire Department; 1998 graduate NNTA Fire Academy, Richardson, Texas; 2004 graduate Collin County College Police Academy; 2010 Sam Houston State University Bill Blackburn Institute
What you feel is most important for the public to know about you and your candidacy?: I believe every child has a right for an education. As a taxpayer I believe you deserve to have a voice that expresses your wants and needs and how your money is spent that you’re contributing to the school district. Miller Grove ISD is growing; within the next 10 years I believe we will be a 2A district.
Now is the time to have the people in place to make sure that transition is positive and we are ready for when it comes. I want our teachers properly paid and that we keep our core teachers that are vital to our education system. I’m asking that you vote for Brandon Kilpatrick Miller Grove School Board trustee.