Hello. My name is Tom Gilbert. I have been a resident of DeKalb County for more than 30 years. My wife, Janet Gilbert, and I have a son that graduated from Tucker High School and we currently have 2 grandchildren in the DeKalb County school system. I have currently been working for the Home Depot for more than 20 years. I have a high school education myself as well as some college.
I believe that my Common Sense approach to issues is what this county needs. The students are our No 1 Asset!!!! We must find solutions to our budget issues in a manner that shows our students that our importance is on EDUCATION. We must lead by example. If we continue closing schools, laying off staff, and creating furlough days are we showing our students that we believe education is important? Are we showing students that we think they are important?
We need creative ideas to generate more revenue that does not include cell phone tower contracts. We have to communicate and get the school leaders more involved with the the budget as well as coming up with ideas to create more revenue to Save our schools and give our teachers the salaries they deserve. I believe I can make a positive difference. Together with the community we can bring DeKalb County up to one of the best counties to receive an education in Georgia!
Vote 4 TOM GILBERT on July 31, 2012!!!!!