Candidate Andrew Gaines, a life-long Zachary resident and graduate of Zachary High, seeks your vote for Zachary Community School Board District 7. His official announcement follows
I’m Andrew Gaines, candidate for Zachary Community School Board District 7. I am a life-long Zachary resident and graduate of Zachary High, who believes in our community and our schools. As my two children attend Zachary High School and Copper Mill Elementary, I am committed to the continued success of our district. I hope to build on the foundation of past board members and enhance the legacy of Zachary Community Schools for this and future generations. I am fortunate to have the support of my wife of 17 years, Abby, who is also an active community member; volunteering with ZEPTO, Northwestern Middle School PTO, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and in our church. Serving others is a priority for our family. I believe all children should have access to quality education rich with opportunities to explore their interests and talents that encourages them toward their full personal and academic potential. Zachary Community Schools has a history of excellence and is poised to continue to be a model in superior education.
As a father, husband, and local businessman, I have chosen to invest in our community because I believe investing here provides the best future for my family. My eight years of volunteer service in Boy Scouts of America and my 11 years of service in the children’s ministry of First Baptist Church Zachary reflect my belief that children need safe, supportive mentors and advocates. My experience in community organizations have prepared me to work collaboratively with a group of my peers to bring positive change and growth in our community. I hope to bring my passion for advocacy for children and commitment to positively impacting our community to the role of Zachary Community School Board member. It would be an honor to represent the children and families of Zachary, and I ask for your vote for Zachary Community School Board District 7 on November 8.