Meet the four candidates running for the Covington Board of Education – LINK nky

by | Nov 2, 2022 | Education

The Covington Independent School District is holding elections for two seats on their Board of Education.

School board members are elected to serve four-year terms. Elections occur every two years, and the number of school board members up for reelection alternates between two and three board members.

There is currently one incumbent seeking reelection, Jerry Avery. Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

As Election Day 2022 approaches, LINK nky spoke with each candidate, offering them an opportunity to detail their background, strengths and vision for the school system.


Jerry Avery

Jerry Avery. Photo provided | Covington Schools

Jerry Avery is the only incumbent on the ballot and is seeking a third term on the Covington School Board. Avery has lived in Covington for approximately 50 years, while his wife is a lifelong resident and graduate of Holmes High School.

Avery is a retired member of the Covington Fire Department and serves as a deacon at Ninth Street Baptist Church.

The reason he is seeking reelection is because of his “desire is to try and make things better for our school district,” Avery told LINK nky.

“I’m seeking reelection because there is still work to be done,” Avery said. “We have not accomplished all of our goals yet about I just personally hate to leave a job undone. There’s still work to be done and there’s work that I’m willing to do.”

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