CLINTON — Three former board members have inquired about ex-Clinton Community School board member Devin Guillory's seat, according to district business manager Cindy McAleer. Guillory resigned in June after accepting a job in Saudi Arabia and the district has been fielding interest the last two weeks.
Those interested in being his successor are Mercia Wolf (board member from 2008-13), Missey Sullivan-Pope (2010-2013) and Steve Luett (2009-2011). Sullivan-Pope ran for election in 2013 and lost to Gregg Obren, Jack Wenzel, Eric Gettes and Dana Evers. Luett lost to Guillory in 2011. Wolf chose not to run in 2013.
CCSD is expected to appoint one of them (or others who submit) during its July 14 meeting, McAleer said. The district has 30 days following Guillory's resignation to appoint someone. Otherwise the position will be opened for election.
The appointee will serve for one year, the remainder of Guillory's term.
"Devon's term was set to expire in September 2015," said McAleer, who is in charge of the inquiries. "They would fill the vacancy until the next election."
The interest is higher than what she expected. McAleer said she was "surprised" by some names who submitted.