Dr. Dwight Pullen is a proven leader. For over 30 years he has served in education as a teacher, principal and superintendent. Now he is a professor for Central Michigan University’s local campus, educating tomorrow’s leaders for our area today. His distinguished career is filled with various honors, including being named Principal of the Year in 2007 for the entire state of Georgia.
Dwight was born in Georgia and raised in Alabama. After graduating from Auburn University, he and his wife moved to Cherokee County to begin their family. Dwight went on to receive his Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Georgia. From 1981-1993 Dwight served as an instructor in agriculture and an advisor to the Future Farmers of America. In 2011, Congressman Phil Gingrey appointed Dwight to the Education Advisory Committee. Dr. Pullen also served as a member of the Chattahoochee Technical College Advisory Committee and as the chairman of the Northwest Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency.
In addition to a successful career in educational leadership, Dwight has served in a number of positions throughout the community that have prepared him for the Georgia Senate. For ten years (1997-2007) Dwight was a member of the City of Canton Planning and Zoning Commission. Dr. Pullen also served as a member of the YMCA Board of Directors.
Dwight and Sharon are the proud parents of Andrew (29) and Brittany (24.) Their grandson John (5) keeps them busy. Dwight and Sharon are proud residents of District 14.
As your Senator, I will be committed to:
We are blessed to have great public schools throughout the District. These schools have thrived in the face of massive cuts. I support making sure our teachers are the best and the best equipped to do their jobs. Strong schools make strong communities and attract higher paying jobs.
As your next state Senator, I will be focused on creating an environment that attracts jobs to Georgia and to our region. We have great resources. I will support policies that encourage investments from employers looking to relocate and policies that strengthen our small businesses.
My parents taught me that leadership does what is right, even when it is tough. I spent over 30 years as a teacher and a leader. I will take the same sense of integrity to the Dome and support efforts to strengthen our code of ethics. You need leadership in which you can believe.