Friday, September 12, 2008

Four emerge for school board race

During the last week, four candidates have come forward to run for four Board of Education seats in Concord.
Ren Wilkes and Martin Honigberg have decided not to seek reelection this year. Betty Hoadley has decided to retire a year early.
Democrat Wilbur Glahn of the West End is seeking another term on the board along with two other candidates: Eric Williams and Kevin Fleming.
Williams, a South End undeclared voter, did receive the endorsement of the Concord Education Association, the local teachers' union, but came in fifth last year in the seven-way race.
Not much is known about Fleming but a quick Google search yielded an online petition drive the candidate set up on Sept. 1. An undeclared voter, he lives on the East side of town. There is also a Dr. Kevin Fleming who has worked as an internist at Concord Hospital for the last three years but I don't know if the two are one in the same.
Running for the 1-year seat is Republican John Stohrer, a former board or council member and frequent critic of the school administration, via letters in the Concord Monitor.
Potential candidates have until Monday at 5 p.m. to sign up to run. Candidates must either pay $5 or gather 50 signatures of local residents.

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