Here is the release from Corey E. Wilson, candidate for DeKalb School Board, District 3, in response to revelations of arrests in his past, including a 2006 arrest for domestic violence:
“I have worked to address the real issues that impact our children in the DeKalb County School System: improving our schools; and supporting our teachers. I encourage everyone to look at my complete record and focus on the big issues. Let me be clear. I have been in love with my wife since we were teenagers, and I still love her. After recently celebrating our 12-year wedding anniversary, I am committed to my family, this school board district, and winning this race. I have a history of community service that speaks for itself. Look at the lump sum of my achievements and not a just few acts.”
Wilson’s campaign provided this additional statement:
In 2006, Corey E. Wilson and his wife experienced a marital disagreement. The incident occurred just after the death of Mr. Wilson’s mother. This matter did not result in a conviction. Although, Mr. Wilson was charged all charges against him were dropped. While in college, Mr. Wilson was involved in minor legal matters which also did not result in any convictions. Mr. Wilson regrets these incidents.
Corey E. Wilson is a loving father and committed husband with a strong track record of community service. For three years, Corey served as president of the Oak View Elementary PTA where his sons are students. Corey served on the DeKalb County School System’s Strategic Planning Committee and Parental Advisory Committee. Corey founded Fathers Being Involved, a group which focused on increasing the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children. Corey is a member of the Waldrop Farms Homeowners Association and the Belvedere Civic Association. Corey and his family are active members of New Mercies Christian Church. He regularly serves as a volunteer coach in his children’s sport teams. As Operations Manager for CarMax’s Alpharetta location, Corey is responsible for managing the company’s goods, people, and assets. Corey is a graduate of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College.