The Johnston County Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Todd Sutton to the board at a special session on Jan. 3.
Sutton is filling the vacant seat left by former Chairman Larry Strickland, who left the board to serve in the District 28 Seat of the North Carolina House of Representatives.
“I love Johnston County. It is my home.” said Sutton. “I do not take this appointment lightly. Now is the time to go to work.”
Sutton’s wife, Lynda, is a teacher with Johnston County Schools and his two children attend schools in the North Johnston district.
“I would like to commend my fellow board members for making an excellent choice to fill the open seat left by Larry Strickland,” said Chairman Michael C. Wooten. “Mr. Sutton is a Godly man and will be a valuable asset to Johnston County Schools and the sitting board.”
Sutton will serve as a Johnston County Board of Education member until the vacant term ends in 2018.
“Sutton worked very hard during the recent campaign and received a lot of support by all of the Johnston County voters,” said Chairman Wooten.
PHOTO1: The Johnston County Board of Education appointed Todd Sutton (left) to serve as a member on the Johnston County Board of Education at a special session on Jan. 3. Standing with him (from left) are Board of Education Chairman Michael C. Wooten and JCS Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow.
PHOTO2: Todd Sutton (center) stands with his son, Noah (left), and wife, Lynda (right), after being appointed to the Johnston County Board of Education. (Not pictured is Sutton’s daughter, Reagan)