Madison County Superintendent Candidates rally voters for Runoff
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
Secretary of State Jim Bennett says he expects about five percent of registered voters to show up for Tuesday's runoff election.
Since turnout is expected to be so low, the candidates for Madison County Superintendent are doing their best to get people out to vote.
Matt Massey and Ronnie Blair have been going door to door to make sure voters know what their plans are if they are elected.
In the first election Massey got around 49 percent of the vote. Blair got about 28 percent.
Massey said one of his main focuses will be on the career tech program and workforce development. Blair said his first goal is to fix financing and get more funding for the school system.
"As industry are moving into our area, they're moving in looking for skilled workers and thinking we can provide that workforce and that's one of the things we can do as a school system and it's one of the things we kind of have lacked in," said Massey.
"Look at any grants that are out there we may be able to seek that we're not seeking now,"said Blair. There is a pre-K program available that some of our schools have not been involved with and I would encourage schools to do that for our 4-year-olds."