The following is a brief profile of the applicants for the available seat on the Columbus School Board. Bruce Hanson’s term ended earlier this month; he withdrew his application for reappointment.
Julie Jordan is currently the director of research and curriculum unit at Mississippi State University and a former school board member.
Clifford Reynolds is a 20-year professional educator. He is currently the principal at West Lowndes High School.
James E. Samuel Jr. is retired from the United States Air Force and has a background in real estate. Mr. Samuel declined to provide a photo for this report.
Jason Spears is president and financial specialist at JDS Wealth Strategists.