Two people have filed to run for Clover School District Board of Trustee’s open seats.
Ginger Gibson Marr filed Friday for seat 4, currently held for 24 years by Franklin Pendleton. Pendleton said he does not intend to run again.
Incumbent Liz Johnson filed Monday to run again for seat 3.
One other seat is up for election Nov. 8: At-Large, Melanie Wilson, who also serves as vice chair.
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Johnson was appointed to fill the vacated seat before winning the 2012 election against Marr.
“I have decided to throw my name in the hat once again for the Clover School Board election,” Marr says on her Facebook page Ginger Marr for Clover School Board. “My reasons for seeking a seat haven’t changed since the 2012 election, but I am now even more eager to help in making our district the best in the state and region.”
Marr is a lifelong Clover resident and mother of two. She works at Queens University in Charlotte. She is a former PTO president and has volunteered with School Improvement Council, Clover High School Choraliers Board, Clover LEAF Foundation Board, AdvanceEd district accreditation parent committee, and the district’s Teacher of the Year Selection Committee, according to her Facebook page.
“I am interested in doing all that I can to ensure that our schools continue to provide an academically challenging curriculum taught by highly-qualified educators in safe, top-notch school facilities. My goal is to see our district continue to excel and improve and be a leader in the state and region.”
Filing continues through noon Aug. 15. There is no filing fee, according to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections for York County website. Candidates must fill out forms for Statement of Intention of Candidacy Form – Non-Partisan and Statement of Economic Interests and Campaign Disclosure.
Candidates interested in running for a seat must live in the election district in which they plan to run, unless they would like to run for an at-large seat, in which case they can live anywhere in the school district. Filing for the election must be completed at a county election office.
School board elections are non-partisan.
Other board members seats do not expire until 2018. They are Mack McCarter, chairman, at-large; Joe Gordon, seat 1; Sherri Ciurlik, seat 2; and Rob Wallace, seat 5.
School board members are not paid. The board meets formally once a month to discuss the district's business, needs and concerns at the district office, 604 Bethel St. The board chairman may call special meetings as needed.
Catherine Muccigrosso: 803-831-8166, @LakeWyliePilot