My name is Marc Barton, and I would like to become your Trustee on the Round Rock Independent School Districts Board of Trustees.
I have over 20 years of experience in project management, budgetary oversight, contract negotiations as well as proven leadership and team building skills.
My wife of 22 years and I are parents of two special needs children, and I like to find ways to be an active member in my community.
I served in the U.S. Army for 20 years and deployed numerous times in defense of the nation. I performed as a Company Supply Sergeant, a Battalion Logistics Sergeant, and as a Brigade S-4 Sergeant. I was dubbed "The Logistician Magician" because whenever there was a problem, I worked my magic and found a solution. I was awarded the Order of Saint Martin for Excellence in Supply Chain Operations. I was the first person in my brigade to get that award in 12 years.
Whenever my unit deployed, I would always be on the advance team to ensure that facilities and equipment were on site before the rest of the brigade arrived. I negotiated contracts with local nationals and arranged facilities management as well as installed base entrance safety measures. I did a little bit of everything on deployments, I drove trucks as part of a Quick Reactionary Force, participated in rescue and recovery missions when incidents happened outside of camp, and assisted many units during the First Battle of Fallujah.
After I retired, I moved to Seattle and started working in the aerospace industry. Over time, our family realized we couldn't afford to live in Seattle anymore. We started noticing exponential increases in property taxes, housing communities being built on top of each other and rentals becoming unaffordable. Sound familiar?
We settled on Round Rock because of the beautiful parks, great weather, and the unbelievable school district.
I have served as a commissioner on the Georgetown Housing Authority, and I frequently look for new ways to help my community.