Amy Stewart Kendrick Candidate for the Office of Madison County Supervisor of Elections – An Introduction
My name is Amy Stewart Kendrick, and I am running for the office of Supervisor of Elections for Madison County.
Madison County is my home; it is where I grew up. You may know my parents, Jack and Toy Stewart, and my grandparents, Paul and Annie Ben Ragans. My family loves this county, and they taught me to love it, too.
From early on, I have known that I would always be a part of Madison County and that Madison County would always be a part of me. So, it has been as if I were on a life-long quest to find the best way I could to serve the community that I love. With the elections that are coming up, I think I have found the perfect opportunity.
My family taught me that life requires hard work, and they were right, for I have worked hard all my life. By the age of 14 I was topping and cropping tobacco in my Uncle Joe Sherrard and Ben Ragans’ tobacco fields. As a teenager I worked for Betty and Mike Williams at The Clothing Gallery and Madison FRM.
I went to grade school here and graduated from Madison County High School in 1990. A few years later, while working full time, I graduated from North Florida Community College with an Associate of Arts degree.
My life history of being a hard worker has included working for ten years at Hair Unlimited with Martha Whigham. I worked faithfully at my job, grew as a professional, and listened to the concerns, the values, and the cares of scores of Madisonians. With that experience I knew that I was just getting starting professionally, and that there was more that I could do for my county. So, while working, I went back to school and got my Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education.
Then, finally, just like my mother and my sister, I began one of the highlights of my professional experiences, teaching children. In 1998, I taught science and social studies at Pinetta Elementary School. Continuing the quest to grow and learn, I transferred to Madison County Central School and during that time, completed my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
A graduate degree enlarged my ability to serve in the school system. So, I went back to Pinetta Elementary, where I am today, and became the Guidance Counselor, Curriculum Coordinator, Exceptional Education Teacher, Response to Intervention Coordinator, and Principal Designee in the absence of the principal.
This position has given me a great deal of experience with understanding, interpreting, and implementing federal and state laws, along with the managing and compiling of large amounts of data. It was my responsibility to insure the security and integrity of standardized procedures and testing protocols.
Meanwhile, during all these years of growth and professional development, I met and married Nathan Kendrick, and we have two precious children, Jackson and Sophia. My children are a great inspiration to me to do what I can to help make Madison County a strong and safe community for their futures.
My current ties to the community are strong. For seven years I have been a member of the service organization, Madison’s Junior Auxiliary. Also, I am a life-long member of Madison’s First Baptist Church where I teach children on Sundays and Wednesdays.
I’ve told you all this in hopes that you will think about my roots, my work ethic, my values, my faith, my professionalism, my education, and my abilities. I trust that will help you be assured of my readiness for today, because I feel that I have been preparing all my life for an opportunity to truly make a difference in my community, my home. That opportunity is here, and I am ready to serve as your Supervisor of Elections for Madison County.
Please honor me with your vote on the August 14th Democratic Primary Election and then again on the November 6th General Election for the critically important position of Supervisor of Elections.
*Political advertisement paid for and approved by Amy Stewart Kendrick, Democrat for Supervisor of Elections.*