Ronnie Dixon (R)

Jefferson County Board of Education Place 1:

Ronnie Dixon

Date of Birth: Jan. 10, 1958; age 58

Residence: Pinson

Political experience: Jefferson County constable 2012 – present; also ran for Jefferson County Commission, 2010 and Jefferson County GOP executive committee, 2010. Professional experience: City manager, city of Clay, 2012-present; Dixon Properties Inc. 1993-present; TSC Inc. 1983-2012; AT&T 1976-1983. Civic experience: Executive director, Clay-Pinson Chamber of Commerce, 2010-present; executive director, Alabama Butterbean Festival, 2010-present; Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission, 1999-2009; Southern Baptist deacon, 1990-present, director Christian Light Foundation 1994-2006. Education: High School graduate, 1976, career certifications from the University of Alabama, Auburn University and the University of North Alabama, 1976-present.

Donna Pike (R)

Jefferson County Board of Education, Place 1

Donna Pike

Political experience: President pro tem, Irondale City Council; elected in 2012. Professional experience: Transportation specialist, Jefferson County schools, 26 years; Regions Bank, retired. Education: Attended Jefferson State Community College. Main Issue: Pike says on her campaign web site that being an employee of the schools for 26 years gave her insight into the challenges school leaders face, and she vows that, if elected, she would work to improve the schools. Campaign:


Samuel K. Staggs (R)

Jefferson County Board of Education, Place 1

Samuel Staggs

Date of Birth: Dec. 21, 1952; age 63

Residence: Hueytown

Political Experience: None

Professional Experience: Principal, McAdory High School, 2001-2013; principal, North Highland Elementary School, 1997-2001; principal, Brookville Elementary School, 1995-1997; assistant principal, Mortimer Jordan High School, 1992-1995; community school supervisor, McAdory School, 1978; community school supervisor, Hueytown High School, 1975; English instructor, Jefferson State Jr. College, 1987-1992; ACT preparation instructor, UAB Special Studies, 1980-1992; English teacher, McAdory School, 1975-1992. Civic Experience: As an educator, he has served on numerous committees and boards representing the school and the needs of education in general. Education: UAB, Ed.S. educational leadership,1996; UAB, M.A. certification in educational leadership, 1986; UAB; master’s in English, 1980; University of Montevallo; bachelor’s in English, 1975. Qualifications: Staggs has more than over 30 years’ experience in education and has held the position of teacher, school bus driver, assistant principal, drama coach, yearbook sponsor, community school supervisor, curriculum specialist and principal.