Swan, Tolson candidates for school board election

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Two candidates have declared as candidates for a soon-to-be vacated seat on the Pawhuska School Board.

Jeffrey Swan and Michael B. Tolson will be seeking election to a five-year term in Office No. 1 of the Pawhuska Board of Education. They declared themselves as candidates for the post during a three-day filing period which concluded last Wednesday. Their candidacies became official last Friday.

Annual school election are scheduled Feb. 9, 2016, for t Pawhuska and other school districts in Osage County and elsewhere in the state. Only contested races will appear on the ballot, election officials said.

The Pawhuska School Board’s Office No. 1 had been held since 2008 by Lori Loftis, who recently decided to not seek another term.

Other filings last week for Osage County school board races included:

Anderson C-52: No one for Office No. 1, unexpired 2 yr term or Office No. 2, 3 yr term

Avant C-35: Office No. 1, 3 yr term – Mindy Jo Englett, Office No. 2, unexpired 1 yr term - none

Barnsdall I-29: Office No. 1, 5 yr term – Jimmy Hatfield

Bowring C-7: Office No. 3, 3 yr term – Mark Hambright

Hominy I-38: Office No. 1, 5 yr term – Fi Davis

McCord C-77: Office No. 1, unexpired 2 yr term – Paul Kyler, Office No. 2, 3 yr term – Joy Neal

Osage Hills C-3: Office No. 2, 3 yr term – Tom Culver

Prue I-50: Office No. 1, 5 yr term – James Willcox

Shidler I-ll: Office No. 1, 5 yr term – Bobby Payne

Woodland I-90: Office No. 1, 5 yr term – Gabriel Graham & Kimetha Mitchell-Bennett

Wynona I-30: Office No. 1, 5 yr term – Ashley Hough

Office No. 3, unexpired 2 yr term – Lucy A Dryden.