Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Meet the school board candidates Oct 1

There will be an opportunity to meet the candidates for the Mount Vernon Board of Education on October 1 at the Mount Vernon High School Theater at 6:30 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Public School Employees and the Mount Vernon Education Association.

For more information, see the KnoxPages article “Candidates night slated for Mount Vernon school board hopefuls.”

The following are the candidates running for the two open seats:

Mary Rugola-Dye

Daniel Hamman

Stephen L. Thompson (incumbent)

Information regarding Rugola-Dye’s candidacy can be found at www.friendsofrugoladye.org.

Also, see here and here for video of Rugola-Dye’s remarks as an audience member during a meet the candidates night in 2011.


For coverage of the event, see the Mount Vernon News article “Candidates discuss views for Mount Vernon schools.”


The following are the results for the school board race (there were two open seats on the board):

Stephen L. Thompson 2,874   (39.19%)

Mary C. Rugola-Dye  2,770   (37.77%)

Daniel Hamman 1,689   (23.03%)

The election results are from the Knox County Board of Elections summary report of 8:18 p.m. Nov. 5, 2013.