Neil Thornbury is the chief operating officer at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, a field he feels has prepared him for the upcoming Glasgow school board election.
“We’re in the same quandary they’re in,” he said. “Every year there is less and less money and then we have to try and allocate those resources to make sure patients get what they want. It’s really a very similar concept in the school system, trying to take very limited resources and allocate it to make sure children have opportunities. I am very familiar with that.”
Thornbury said getting rid of everything that does not bring value to the table is the first step in conserving money.
“That’s tough,” he said. “That’s what I do in my profession. If it’s not valuable to the hospital or to the patient then why are we doing these things. It’s the same for education.”
Thornbury, like his two opponents, has two kids who attend schools in the district, which prompted him to run for the available seat.
“There are a few reasons by I decided to run, but the main reason is that I have two young boys in the Glasgow system,” he said. “Secondly, and more of a general reason why I decided to run, is I look at public education as being the foundation for a successful, thriving economic community. Being vested in this community, I just feel it is something that I should do. I should make sure that this is a thriving community. This is something I should be committed to.”
Thornbury said voters can expect a strong commitment in making sure Glasgow has the best representation possible.
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