Houston County Schools Superintendent seeking reelection

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Many people came out to support Houston County Schools Superintendent David Sewell.

Sewell announced he is running for the position once again, and if he gets it, it will be his fourth year straight.

“I would like to complete some of the progress I have started, and we have started to turn the corner on several things. We were out from under several lawsuits that we had and I would like to continue some of the works that we have going on,” Sewell said.

Some of the latest works that are going on — the malware attack on Houston County Schools computers. Sewell believes moving on from obstacles like that will not be a problem.

“We have great faculty and staff. We have gone back to the simple way of things like pencil and paper, and we’re just making the best out of it. We have excellent IT staff and they are working hard on getting the computers back up. We really have been blessed that we have volunteers to come help us,” He said.

According to a supporter, Sewell has always been a positive influence in schools and makes for a great candidate moving forward.

“David has the well being for the kids at heart. He wants to see kids do well, he wants to provide for them. He’s just a fine man,” Matt Hughes said.

Sewell expects to know the decision of the next superintendent in March.

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