Board of Education Debate

Candidate Forum
for the Board of Education
Monday, April 30, 2018
6:30-8:00 pm
The Fayette Event Center
174 N Glynn St, Fayetteville

Educator Roy Raybold

Retired Principal & Educator Roy Rabold


  • Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Roy Rabold moved to Miami during his elementary school years. He received his Bachelor’s in History from Florida Atlantic University. 
  • In 1975, Roy married his wife, Evelyn, and began his first teaching job at Hialeah (FL) Senior High School as a social studies teacher, football and wrestling coach and was awarded the Sun Oil Teacher of the Year.
  • After moving to Georgia, Roy taught and coached at North Clayton High School in College Park from 1981-1987. He was named Teacher of the Year runner up. Roy earned an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision in from West Georgia College. 
  • Roy has a proven track record in Fayette County Education for the last 30 years as an assistant principal and a principal in three of the five high schools. 
  • In 1987, Roy came to Fayette County as an Assistant Principal and Advanced Placement Coordinator at McIntosh High School, where he received a Certificate of Merit from Georgia Education Leadership Academy and the Kiwanis Award for Outstanding Administrator.
  • In 1993, Roy served as an Assistant Principal, Vocational Supervisor, Athletic Director, and Testing Coordinator at Sandy Creek High School. He was promoted to Principal of Sandy Creek High School in 2001 where he led Sandy Creek High School to the Newsweek Top 1000 Public High Schools list.
  • In 2011, Roy became principal of Whitewater High School. Under his leadership, Whitewater High School achieved the U.S. News and World Report Silver Award Rankings, Niche School Rankings, and Washington Post Rankings, where it was named the top 10% of schools in the nation. As principal, his schools have earned the Bronze, Gold, and Platinum Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement Awards.
  •  Roy Rabold has served on multiple school system committees, including but not limited to Fayette Vision, Center of Innovation and Facilities.  He was elected the  District G President of GASSP from 2002-2004  and has continued to take part in numerous presentation and conference opportunities including, but not limited to, Georgia State Principal’s Center – Managing High School Finances, Griffin RESA Leadership Seminars & Conferences, Bring-Your-Own-Technology,  Scheduling to Enable High School Response to Intervention, Remediation, and Expanding German Language Classes, as well as Model School and Supervision/Curriculum Development Conferences.
  • After 42 years of a successful and rewarding career, in 2017, Roy Rabold retired from Whitewater High School where at his final graduation class that he administered, he spoke on what it meant to Be a Success.

Realator Traci Fuller

CEO Fuller Insurance Agency /Realtor Traci Fuller


  • Traci Fuller is a proud 8th generation Fayette County resident. Her family roots in our community give her a  deep connection and understanding of our county with respect to its  past, its present, and vision for the potential ahead.  raci Fuller's professional background brings depth from the business  world and the real estate industry as a CEO the past 12 years of the  Fuller Insurance Agency and most recently being honored by the Fayette  County Board of Realtors as the Rookie of the  Year for her impressive accomplishments in real estate
  • Traci Fuller  has also worked in the Fayette County School System, in the classrooms  and up close with students and teachers, as an interpreter for the the  deaf and hard of hearing. Giving back is also  a core component to Traci Fuller's character, integrity, and love for  our community as seen by her involvement with the National Aging in  Place, Kinship program with the Fayette County DFACS, and taking time to  teach American Sign Language classes in her spare  time. 
  • Traci Fuller is the only GOP woman running to  fill the open seat on the current all-male BOE. She recognizes the need  for balance and the savvy business sense she would bring as part of the  honorable school board 
  • Traci Fuller  understands budgets, allocations, will fight for parity among all the  Fayette schools, believes in fiscal responsibility, supports college and  career readiness, and understand the vital need to put safety first for  our students, teachers, staff, and administrators.  
  • Traci Fuller is ready to go to work for Fayette County and is eager to  serve with dignity and commitment on the Board of Education. 
  • Thank you.  


Moderator Bonnie Willis

 Bonnie Willis is a small business owner of a independent Learning &  Development Consultant company that serve mid-size and large companies  such as AT&T, SunTrust and PNC Bank. She and her family have lived  here for over 12 years and are proud to call Fayette County their home.  She actively serves in her church along with her husband and 5 children  and volunteers at her local schools. She believes in civil involvement  and has served as a voter registration director and precinct captain and  secretary within the Fayette Republican Party. Most residents of the  county know her best for her opinion column featured in The Citizen  newspaper. Her mission is to give a voice to the millions of silent  citizens out there and present a well-reasoned and compassionate  argument on issues of the day from a Christian conservative perspective. 

Chairman Tyrone K. Jones

The FCRP is honored to provide a place to educate ourselves on  the Primary by hosting these candidate debates. 

Timer Greg Clifton

Former Fayetteville Mayor
Greg Clifton is our valuable time keeper. 

Board of Commissioners

Monday, May 14, 2018

6:30-8:00 pm
Location TBA


Former PTC Council Eric Imker

  •  Abstract and Bio 
  • Retired United States Air Force, 1994
  • Peachtree City Council Member, 2010-15
  • Program Management Professional (Exceeds PMI Certification Requirements);
  •  Program Manager of STS Discovery Primary Payload, Space Shuttle Mission #39;
  •  Systems Engineering including Program Manager of $1 Billion Star Wars Satellite Program
  •  Aerospace/DoD Weapon Systems Acquisition including Cryogenic Infrared Sensors and Electronics;
  •  Automotive (Computer Software Engineering, Electrical Systems and Production Factory Operations)
  •  Business/University/Government Contracting;
  •  Personnel Management;
  •  Financial Budgeting/Tracking;
  •  Risk Assessment and Critical Path Analysis;
  • Education
  • 1985 - Defense Systems Management College, Ft Belvoir, Virginia, Program Management Degree
  • 1984 - U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, Professional Degree
  • 1982 - Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, MS Computer Systems
  • 1981 - Golden Gate University, Langley AFB, Virginia, Masters Business Administration (Partial)
  • 1980 - U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, Professional Degree
  • 1979 - George Washington University, Langley AFB, Virginia, MS Computer Engineering (Partial)
  • 1977 - San Jose State University, BS General Engineering (Computer Science)
  • Personal Summary
  • Life Member Military Officers Association of America (since 1994)
  • Georgia Sheriffs Association Honorary Member Since 2017
  • Graduate Peachtree City CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Class of 2016
  • Member, Fayette Senior Services
  • Cat Foster Inspector, Fayette Humane Society
  • Engineering Instructor, San Jose State University, Computer Software and Engineering Drawings (1976-77)
  • Community Home Owner’s Association Treasurer (600+ homes), Grand Blanc, Michigan (1998-2003)
  • Former Peachtree City Recreation Commissioner (2008-09)
  • CPR Certified (Current through Nov 2018)
  • Master Mason, Officer, East Point Lodge #288
  • Order of the Eastern Star, Officer, Turin Chapter #429
  • Boy Scouts, Life Rank and Eight Years as Assistant Scout Master
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Baseball, Basketball (at San Jose State and College Referee); Golf (Winner Southern Ohio Pro/Am, 1982); Soccer (Player, Coach and AYSO Referee); Swimming (BSA Lifeguard); Table Tennis (Director, Fenton Table Tennis Club, Largest club in Michigan, 1997-2003); Director, Hasbro’s Largest Annual Monopoly Tournament in U.S. (2009-Current); Canoeing; Member: Euchre, Pinochle, Mexican Train Domino clubs (current).

Former PTC Mayor Don Haddix


  • I've been following the agendas and activities of the commission for quite a while. 
  • Having bought our home in PTC in 1987, I have seen a lot of growth and change, both good and bad, in the County as a whole. 
  • Politically, the county has been divided into five districts.  Each has its own distinct characteristics and political leanings.  They range from District 4 being Democrat and majority liberal to District 3 being Republican and more conservative. 
  • Each commissioner reflects their District.  So, they are not going to agree on every issue.  Which means as a commissioner I must be willing to state my position on every issue and vote.  It also means all must learn to keep it on the issues and avoid personal conflicts on the dais and in any letters or face book posts.  Sometimes just voting my conscience and sometimes compromising.  Always keeping the views of the citizens at the forefront.
  • On financial issues I always want to know why and how we are pay for it and the value it brings to the county and its citizens. 
  • The big issues we are currently facing in the county are traffic and economic development. 
  • Another very important issue is the animal shelter.  How we treat animals speaks to our character, values and humanity.  So, it's far from trivial and is very important agenda for Fayette County.  While other areas have grown the animal shelter is now too small and results in animals being euthanized far too quickly. 
  • Many in Peachtree City do not realize that while we are about 32% of the county, the city is split between districts one, two and three. 
  • I worked in naval intelligence during Nam, owned a business for 20 years, was a Councilman, Mayor, served on the county Board of Health for four years, and a State Annexation Arbitrator since 2009. 
  • Fayette County faces a challenging way forward. In example, as shown by renewed efforts pushing regional transit and forcing Fayette County to pay for it.  This has been a longstanding issue for me, as has economic development where the Fayette County Development Authority is now giving more attention to industrial growth.
  • Obviously we need a good working relationship with each city by the Commission. 
  • Always a priority is quality of life, including, but not limited to recreation and path connectivity. 
  • We must never forget the Commission serves all the people of Fayette County.

Retired Col "Edge" Gibbons


  • I retired from the US Army as a Colonel and am currently employed as a Leader/Manager for a major defense corporation. 
  • I am proud of my service as an Infantry officer and I continue to apply those skills as a civilian consultant training military and police organizations in the US and abroad. 
  • I grew up in Atlanta; graduated from Auburn University; and have been awarded three graduate degrees. 
  • My wife Piper and I have been grateful residents of Peachtree City for the past 10 years.
  • I know that Fayette County is not the military, but the disciplines I learned there give me many tools that can bring value to the County Commission. 
  • I have a great deal of experience leading and managing large organizations and complex programs with responsibility for budgets up to $30 million annually, stretching scarce resources to achieve executive goals.  
  • My strong suit is anticipating and solving tough problems under pressure, making do with the resources at hand, selecting excellent people, requiring their best performance, setting personal differences aside to work together toward solutions, and keeping budgets under close control.
  • I believe those skills are directly applicable in Fayette County.


1st Debate April 12, 2018 Fayette Event Center starting at 6:30 PM

2nd Debate

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Orchard Hills Church 171 Gordon Rd, Newnan

Meet N Greet 5-6PM

Debate begins at 6:30PM

3rd Debate

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Debate

6:30-8:00 PM

The Fayette Event Center
174 N Glynn St, Fayetteville

4th Debate

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Fayette Event Center
6:30-8:00 PM
174 N Glynn St, Fayetteville