Tahlequah Daily Press

December 6, 2013

School board races shape up; Pursley to take TPS seat


TAHLEQUAH — Several Cherokee County school districts will see school board races in next February’s annual election.

For Tahlequah Public Schools Seat 4, Richard Scott Pursley won by default when no other candidates filed. Pursley will replace acting board member Donna Tinnin.

For Hulbert Seat 2, Rachel Lynn McAlvain will challenge JuaNita Keener. For the school’s Seat 4, Trent L. Bowlin will square off against Kathy Ritchie.

In Keys, Radean Ritchie Foreman will vie with Julie Smith and Rick Patrick for Seat 4.

Briggs School’s Seat 1 will be up for grabs among three candidates: Annette Long-Stinnett, Shannon Tate Robertson and Deretha Dawes.

Other candidates who won by default through drawing no opponent include Danny H. Shoemaker, Seat 2 for Norwood; Tammy Lyons, Seat 1 in Peggs; Charley Holcomb, Seat 2 in Tenkiller; Marty A. Kimbel, Seat 3 at Grand View; Jennifer A. Jones, Seat 3, Lowrey; Lea Arnall, Seat 1, Shady Grove; and Anthony Cornell, Seat 1, Woodall.

Candidacies can be challenged until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

School board races will be Feb. 11, 2014.