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New Athens school board member candidate: Cathy Meggs

Name: Cathy Meggs

City of Residence: New Athens

Age: 45

Family status: Married, two children

Education: Bachelor of arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in psychology

Occupation: Independent insurance agent at Matzenbacher Insurance Agency; founder and president of the New Athens News Brief (a local monthly community newsletter)

Political party: Not provided

Office sought: New Athens Community Unit School District 60 Member

Previously held offices: Not provided

What qualifies you for this position?

“My professional strengths lie in my financial background and risk assessment, having been a mortgage loan officer, financial planner and insurance agent. My history of service to New Athens includes volunteering at many local organizations, co-founding the NA Teen Center, organizing a successful local school supply drive, and creating and producing the monthly community newsletter New Athens News Brief. I have a strong respect for education. I pledge to serve on the board in a careful, thoughtful and fair manner, always putting the educational needs of our students first and foremost.”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

Answer not provided