Dear Friends,

I am a candidate for the School Board because I believe our children and citizens of Clayton County deserve better leadership. I have lived in Clayton County since 1972. I am a retired banker having worked for the Wachovia Corporation for 33 years. I served our country for 8 years of active and reserve duty in the United States Army and received an Honorable Discharge as Captain in the Army of the United States. I am a graduate of Presbyterian College (BA Economics) and Atlanta Law School (JD).

Since my retirement in 2000, I have been self employed as a consultant and expert witness for the banking industry. I am considered to be an expert in fraud and operational risk management.

I am a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. I have been married to my wife Bobbie for 40 years and we have 3 grown children, Charles Askew, Dottie Askew Adams and Rachel Askew Davis.

Please vote for me on the Democratic Ticket, General Primary, July 15, 2008.

Thank you for your support.

John Askew