|Updated: 7/27/2010 8:16 am
||Published: 7/26/2010 6:52 pm
The Little Rock School Board election is still two months away, but one candidate already won. No one filed to run against Greg Adams for the Zone 4 seat held by Baker Kurrus.
Adams filed to run for the school board the first day he was allowed to. He says he did that to show just how seriously he takes the position.
When asked what about the position was appealing to him, Adams said, "I think, the opportunity to make a difference."
Adams is a social worker at Arkansas Children's Hospital and the director of both the Palliative Care Program and the Good Mourning Program, which is a grief support system at ACH. September 23 he adds another title to his resume.
"The opportunity to be a part of helping the school district go where it needs to go, and my children and other people's children are too important to turn your back on," he says.
Adams started volunteering at MLK Elementary before his son and daughter started school. Since he's already going to board meetings, FOX16 wanted to know whether he supports Superintendent Doctor Linda Watson.
"You know, I cannot say for certain because, I think, the school board members were privy to information that I have not been privy to just as a citizen, so I'm not sure how I would have voted," Adams said.
He is sure the board, new superintendent and administration have to work together to move the district forward.
"I was sad that it was not able to go there. That we were not able to go there together, but I think looking forward, it's going to be really important to find a way to have the administration and the school board on the same page," said Adams.
Now, instead of running a campaign, Adams is trying to get ahead of the learning curve.
"I'm just learning that process of learning the complexities, but I'm glad that I've had that experience as a parent," he says.
Since Adams is running unopposed, last week, the board decided to save money and not even open the polls September 21 in Zone 4. You can vote in early voting, or cast an absentee ballot, but Adams only needs one vote to win, and you know he's voting for himself.