Farmington Board Member Seeks Third Term
Farmington School Board, Position 5
Doug Williams, 53, is seeking his third five-year term on Farmington School Board and said his experience the past 10 years has taught him what is needed to serve a growing, successful, progressive school district.
Williams is running for re-election to Position 5 on Farmington Board of Directors.
“I believe that filling this position for the previous 10 years has been invaluable in preparing me for another term,” Williams said, noting he has completed hours of continuing education through the Arkansas School Board Association each year.
“I’ve attended countless regular board meetings, special meetings, and planning sessions over the years. I feel like I have a good working relationship with both the board and our superintendent. I think that is very important in continuing to move our district in the right direction.”
Williams is manager of Williams Tractor and holds a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from the University of Arkansas. Three of his children graduated from Farmington High School and he and his wife, Angie, have a daughter in 11th grade at Farmington High School.
Williams said he sees the role of a school board member as someone who supports the district in every way that he or she can.
“You need to be a good listener. Make sure you’ve heard all the facts before you make a decision and cast your vote.”
Williams said Farmington schools have been fortunate to have Bryan Law as the current superintendent and Ron Wright as his predecessor.
Both worked tirelessly in developing plans to add new facilities to meet the needs of the district, Williams said.
Law has surrounded himself with a staff that is knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to insuring that each student finds the path to the best education possible for him or her, Williams added.
“In addition to finding and keeping a good leader in the superintendent’s position, a board member helps evaluate and maintain district policy,” Williams stated, saying, “We help develop policies and procedures that are both legal and desired by the majority of patrons, students and staff of the district. We review financials and help develop a budget in which we use our funds in the very best way that we can to remain good stewards to those who have entrusted us with the education of the children of our district.”
Williams said he is running for re-election because he cares for the Farmington School District and wants to see that Farmington continues to improve education opportunities for its students.
“I live in the district. Many of my family members live in the district. I have coworkers and their families who live and are entrenched in the district. The future of Farmington School District is very important to me.”
He would like to continue serving, he said, to see Phase 3 of the new high school completed, to help maintain and improve teacher salaries and to continue to be a good steward of the district’s resources.
He closed, “It’s been my pleasure to have served on the Farmington School Board for the past 10 years. I hope the patrons of the district will entrust me with the honor of serving for another 5 year term.”