(Cushing) – There will be no school board race in Cushing this year, with only the incumbent filing for re-election during the three day filing period which closed Wednesday.  Local Veterinarian Dr. Frank Denney is re-elected to another 5 year term on the Cushing Board of Education.  Denney told KUSH Wednesday evening that he is pleased to serve on the board.  “I enjoy it….I really do.  If I weren’t a veterinarian I would probably be a teacher because I just love education.  I look forward to working with Mr. Knight as we move forward.”

Denney has served on the board continuously since 1988,  having first been appointed to fill an unexpired term on the board.  Since then he has been re-elected four times,  usually without opposition.  Dr. Denney is the current President of the Board, a post he has held for the past two years,  and previously during other terms as a member.

Denney acknowledged some concerns about school funding for the remainder of the year, as well as next year.   “There are still some things the State has to figure out in regard to funding,  and we will just have to wait to find out what they’re going to do,  but I think we’re going to be better off than we were when we went through this five or six years ago.”

Denney and his wife State Representative Lee Denney have two children who attended Cushing Schools.  Denney says the oldest, Will, was just starting school,  while the youngest, Kate was just a baby when he first began serving on the Board of Education.

The Payne County Election Board released the following list of filings for school board seats in Payne County. 

“The following candidates filed their official declaration of candidacy with the Payne County Election Board as of close of filing December 9th” stated Glenna Craig, Secretary of the Payne County Election Board.  The filing period has ended.  Candidates have until 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 11th to withdrawal, or contest another candidate for office. 

Craig stated “that the Annual School Election is scheduled for February 9, 2010. 

Declarations of Candidacy have been accepted at the Payne County Election Board for the following:

Cushing School District I-67-No Election

Board position 5, which has a 5-year term of office.

Frank O. Denney

 

Meridian Technology Center VT16-  No Election

Board District 2, which has a 5-year term of office.

Randy Kellogg

Stillwater  Schools District I-16- Election February 9th

Board position 5, which has a 5-year term of office.

John Price

Julie Couch

 Perkins-Tryon School District I-56- No Election

Board position 5, which has a 5-year term of office.

Alan Nietenhoefer

Glencoe School District I-101- No Election

Board position 5, which has a 5-year term of office.

Irvin P. Haken

 

Yale School District I-103-Election February 9th

Board position 5, which has a 5-year term of office.

Larry W. Harris

Lee Stobaugh

 

Oak Grove School District C-104- No Election

Board position 2, which has a 3-year term of office.

Robert M. Giddeon

 Ripley School District I-3-  Election February 9th

Board position 5, which has a 5-year term of office.

Brett Morris

Todd Cundiff

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