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Position papers: Stark County Educational Service Center Board

10/24/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Jim Holmes (incumbent) vs. Jack Sickafoose (incumbent) vs. Howard Wernow vs. Richard Wingerter (incumbent)

Voters living in Green’s Ward 2 Precinct A (02), New Franklin’s Ward 3 Precinct B (02), New Franklin’s Ward 4 Precinct A (03) and New Franklin’s Ward 4 Precinct B (02) will vote for three candidates for Stark County Educational Service Center Board in the Nov. 5 General Election. The race is nonpartisan. The information provided below was submitted by the candidates, with their responses to our questions printed as submitted. Incumbent Jim Holmes and Howard Wernow did not respond to our request for information by the stated deadline.

 

Jack Sickafoose (incumbent)

Why are you running for re-election to the Stark County Educational Service Center Board?

“I feel that serving on the board is a privilege given to me by the voters of Stark County. I have been encouraged to run again to represent the citizens. I am concerned that education is in store for constant change and that I may help guide these changes in a positive way.”

What would be your top three priorities if you were re-elected? Why?

“The continuity of the present agenda, promote positive results from our schools in curriculum, administration and state report cards. Constantly strive to get maximum results with minimum funds.”

 

Richard Wingerter (incumbent)

Why are you running for re-election to the Stark County Educational Service Center Board?

“As a retired Public School Teacher in Stark County I feel my knowledge as an educator and understanding of the Public School System I bring to this office.”

What would be your top three priorities if you were re-elected? Why?

“The board I serve on has no taxing authority. The State of Ohio directs funding to the ESC’s in Ohio. so we must provide ways to provide services to districts with funding that is available.”

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