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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Stokes Co. BOE Member

From a source:

Last evening, the Board of Education appointed Yvonne Rutledge to fill the vacant seat on the Board. Mrs. Rutledge has previously served on the Board and will serve the remaining two years of the term. Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Rutledge on her appointment to the Stokes County Board of Education.


Anonymous Matthew Tilley said...

I happen to think that Mrs. Rutledge is as (if not more) qualified to sit on the Board as anyone that's currently on it. However, her nomination does seem something of a mockery of the electoral process, does it not?

Isn't this the same lady who lost her seat on the board in 2004 by finishing fourth in a race where only the top three won seats?

It seems as though we should consider either doing away with voting for this seat or else only seat people who haven't been rejected by voiters. Otherwise, the idea of voting for BOE members seems a bit like a sham.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 10:20:00 AM  

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