Board of Education
Paul Bailey
Paul Bailey, District 6
Bailey was elected to the Board of Education in 2013 to represent District 6. He holds a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina, both in mechanical engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in North and South Carolina. A native of Guilford County, he has lived in Mecklenburg County since 1978. Bailey served as a member of the Matthews Town Council for 18 years and has also served on the Charlotte Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Mecklenburg Planning Liaison Committee and the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Commission. He has worked in the nuclear-energy industry, including plant design, construction and operation. He has also supported federal Department of Energy programs and initiatives. He has been involved in PTA and in providing presentations to students about careers in nuclear energy. He and his wife, Sherrie, have three grown children who were educated in CMS and two grandchildren. His salary for serving on the Board is $1,160.24 per month.