Two candidates for the Macon County Board of Education filed with alacrity in hopes of grabbing one of the three seats on the board that are up for election this November.
The seats up for election this fall are District I (Highlands) currently held by Stephanie McCall; District III (Nantahala) currently held by Tommy Baldwin; and District IV (Franklin) currently held by Jim Breedlove. The board's five members, which are elected to four-year staggered terms, represent the three school districts and the county at large.
As of press time on Wednesday, according to the Board of Elections, incumbents Jim Breedlove of District IV Franklin and Tommy Baldwin of District III Nantahala, are the only residents who have filed for school board. McCall spoke with the Macon County News Wednesday morning and said she plans to file for re-election before the July 6 deadline.
“During this time we are charged with the very important task of selecting our schools next superintendent,” said McCall. “This is one of the most important decisions our board will make and I want to run again to make sure we find the best candidate for our students.”
Filing for the school board ends at noon on July 6 and the fee to file is $5. All filing takes place at the Board of Election office on the first floor of the Macon County Court House. For more information, call the board of election at (828)349-2034 or visit www.maconnec.org/board-of-elections.