MARTINEZ, GA - David Dekle, a republican trial attorney with over 21 years of experience, is running for the District 1 seat of the Columbia County Board of Education. The seat is presently held by Wayne Bridges who is not seeking re-election.
“We moved our family to Columbia County fifteen years ago because we believed that the schools were the best in the area,” said David. “I want to help preserve and protect one of the county’s greatest assets.”
David is married to Patricia, a K-4 teacher at First Baptist Church of Augusta who previously taught at Columbia Middle School. They have five children, all of whom attend Columbia County schools: Caroline (15), Anna (12), Audra (12), Judson (10), and Walker (6). With a vested interest in the future of Columbia County, David knows the importance of a top rated school system.
“Exceptional schools attract new families and new businesses to our county,” David continued. “Our present school board and administration have done an outstanding job of navigating our schools through some economically challenging times. It is now my desire to continue to provide responsible leadership and the conservative representation that District 1 needs going into the future.”
David is a graduate of the University of Georgia, School of Law where he served as President of the Third Year Class. Prior to law school, he worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. As a partner at Fulcher Hagler LLP, he served on the executive board of the Augusta Bar Association and in various other professional organizations. David is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Augusta, First Baptist Church of Augusta, GRIDIRON, and the Board of Directors of the Augusta Rescue Mission. He serves the Augusta Bridge Ministry as a volunteer and plays guitar for his church's praise band.