Saussy to step down

Jack Saussy

Jack Saussy announced this week he will not seek re-election to the district one seat on the Pierce County Board of Education.

“After much thought, prayer and deliberation, I have decided to forgo (seeking another term in) the upcoming election,” Saussy said. “Representing district one has been a wonderful experience and working on behalf of family, friends and the entire Pierce County community has been very rewarding.”

Saussy has served two terms in the post having been first elected in 2012. He will step down from the seat once his term ends December 31. He said the decision to step down was not an easy one, but he wanted to announce now to allow those who might be interested in running for the seat time to make plans.

District one includes the Hacklebarney/Cason areas. The position is non-partisan. Qualifying for the seat will take place Monday, March 2-Friday, March 6. (See related story.)

Saussy says he is certain whoever takes over representing the district will do a good job.

“I feel confident that the future of our school system will be in great hands and that the Pierce County flag we have been carrying over the last eight years will continue to fly high,” Saussy said. “I would like to thank my wife, Kimberly and our sons, Cooper, Hugh and Wade for their never-ending support. I would also like to thank my friends and neighbors for trusting me to represent them in the board room and throughout the state and finally, I want to thank the over 300 employees, more than 3,000 students and all fellow board members for making me proud to call Pierce County home.  Go Bears!”