Brooks on Running for Villa Rica City Council

Villa Rica Ga -- Someone may want to explain the idea behind retirement to long time educator Bernice Brooks. Since she ended her 36-year run at Glanton Primary 17 years ago, where she had also served as principal for 17 years, Brooks has earned her doctorate degree, has spent 12-years on the Carroll County School Board, and among other contributions to the community she is the site coordinator for a local food bank. Now she wants to spend at least the next 4 years working on Villa Rica's city council. The 75 year old Brooks qualified to enter the Ward 3 race last week:
"I love Villa Rica. My late husband and I decided that we wanted to make Villa Rica a better place than it was when we grew up. I feel like what I'm doing is not something just to be done. The Lord has blessed me and I want to be able to give back to my community."
Brooks will challenge the incumbent Leslie McPherson for the Ward 3 seat this November.
"I am running because I want to help resolve that water issue, that reverse parking issue and also we need a swimming pool. Our people are going to other places where there is a public swimming pool. So those are the things that I will be working on," says Brooks. 
We plan to hear from the incumbent McPherson during Thursday's local news.
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