Few file for school board seats
BY KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
Thursday, December 06, 2012
12/06/12 at 4:58 AM
The filing period for school board candidates in 14 Tulsa County school districts and Tulsa Technology Center ended Wednesday with four races taking shape.
The election is Feb. 12. If no candidate receives more than half the votes, the two candidates with the most votes will meet in a second election April 2.
The four districts with two or more candidates are Broken Arrow, Berryhill, Liberty and Tulsa Technology Center.
Theresa Williamson and John Cockrell will face off in Broken Arrow for Office 3, a four-year term. Longtime board member Shari Wilkins decided not to run for re-election.
In Berryhill, F. Darren Francisco, Doc Geiger and Sandra Pirtle are seeking Office 3, a five-year term.
Brad Post and Chet Cottom will race for Liberty's Office 3, a five-year term seat.
Tulsa Technology Center's Zone 4 race will pit Ken Neal and Elizabeth Ellison against one another for the seven-year term.
School board seats that drew one candidate include Wilbert E. Collins for Tulsa District 2, a four-year term; Lana Turner, District 3, a four-year term; Rusty Gunn for Sand Springs Office 2, a five-year term; Ron Schnare for Bixby's Office 3, a five-year term; Melissa M. Abdo for Jenks District No. 3, a five-year term; Wendell D. Johnson for Collinsville's Office 3, a five-year term, and Mike Mullins for Skiatook's five-year term in Office 3
Others include Tim Simmons for Sperry's Office 3, a five-year term; Heather McAdams for Union's district 3, a five-year term; Gail Ballinger for Owasso's Office 3, a five-year term; Michael Cain for Glenpool's Office 2, a four-year unexpired term; Scott D. Dawes for Glenpool's Office 3, a five-year term; and Dwight C. Haworth for Keystone's Office 2, a three-year term.
Kim Archer 918-581-8315