BOE with Samantha2On Tuesday June 14, 2016, Trey Bailey submitted his Declaration of Intent to run for the District 1 Board of Education seat that he currently holds. After his appointment in March, Trey has been to multiple board member training events including the recent Georgia State Boards Association in Savannah, Georgia. Already during this appointed time he has been an active board member approving the FY 2016-2017 Newton County School System budget.

Trey is committed to making decisions with the best interest of the children of Newton County in mind.

TREY BAILEY was appointed by the Newton County Board of Education on March 15, 2016 to serve the remainder of Mr. Stan Edwards term after he resigned to run for Board of Commission District 1.

Trey is a native of Newton County and has lived in District 1 for the last 20 years. He is married to his wife of 20 years, Alonda Hodges Bailey—a teacher at Mansfield Elementary School. Trey and Alonda Bailey have three daughters (Anna Beth, 11; Kaitlyn, 8; Kristen, 8) who all currently attend Mansfield Elementary School.

Trey Bailey is the Executive Pastor at Eastridge Community Church, where he has been on staff for 12 years. After graduating from Newton County High School in 1992, he attended the University of Georgia before graduating from Mercer with a Bachelor in Business Information Systems.

Trey has served the Covington Newton County Chamber of Commerce as chairman of Leadership Newton County with five years service and three years on the Special Events Committee. He and his family have a great appreciation for the arts and he volunteers with both the Covington Regional Ballet and the Arts Association of Newton County.

He has a passion for learning and leading. Trey Bailey’s life mission statement is to be a catalyst for change in whatever opportunity is presented.


  • Proven executive LEADERSHIP in both for-profit and non-profit sectors in Newton County
  • DEDICATED to the improvement of local public education
  • INTEGRITY in decision making and not afraid to stand up for his BELIEFS
  • Years of COMMUNITY service through Chamber of Commerce, The Arts Association, and the Board of Education
  • Life-long RESIDENT of Newton County and graduate of Newton County High School 1992
  • Wife is a TEACHER in Newton County 20+ years
  • Father of THREE Newton County STUDENTS


To read more about these issues facing the Newton County School System click here THE ISSUES.

To contact Trey with questions or concerns click here CONTACT TREY.