Stennett will not seek new board term
By Dwayne Bremer
Sep 2, 2014, 20:20
Hancock County District Five School Board member Pattie Stennett said Tuesday that she will not seek reelection this November.
Stennett, who served the past eight years on the board, said recent medical issues are a factor in her decision not to run for office again.
"My mind wants to continue, but my body won't let me," Stennett said. "It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve on the school board the past eight years. I have worked with a lot of great board members and we have done a lot for our school district. I am still going to be as active as I can and I hope my successor will have the same passion for the position that I have."
So far, only one candidate, Ben Taylor, has qualified for Stennett's seat.
School board races in Hancock County are non-partisan. Qualifying ends Friday at 5 p.m.
The District Five election will be held on Nov. 4.
In addition to the school board election for Hancock County, the Bay-Waveland School District will also have an election this November.
This year's Bay-Waveland election is for one of the two Waveland seats on the board. Incumbent Robinette Lipscomb Lawler is the only candidate to qualify so far.
Candidates wishing to run for either the Bay-Waveland or Hancock County District Five seats can qualify at the Hancock County Circuit Clerk's office by 5 p.m. Friday.