By Martha Zoller
On Monday January 13th, potential presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul attended a business round table in Atlanta hosted by former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell. Senator Paul asked Bell to put together a group of community and business leaders who did not share a common view politically but want to unite and help solve our nations problems.
Bell and Paul are constitutional conservatives and the message of the meeting was an agreement that a good education is essential in solving the jobs crisis in America and it is best handled by the community rather than in Washington. The meeting had a positive result as many of the attendees were surprised that they could all agree on so much.
A source close to Bell said, “Ashley, who is a Georgia native and attended Valdosta State and UGA, has spent his life serving his home state and is being encouraged from many to consider a run for State Superintendent of Schools because of his dedication to Georgia’s public schools.”
This is the first of several events Bell is putting together to broaden the party’s impact in the local community and to begin aggressively exploring the possibility of running for State School Superintendent. People close to Bell told zpolitics he’s shoring up support around the state, especially in south Georgia, before making a final decision about running by February.