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Fulton, Kling Lead in School Board Race

Unofficial election results had Betty Fulton and Jennifer Kling topping the list of five candidates running for North Canton City Schools Board of Education

Longtime educator  came out on top in the race for North Canton City Schools Board of Education, according to unofficial results from the Stark County Board of Elections Tuesday night.

Fulton led the race with 4,684 votes, while brought in 3,611 votes. Voters chose two school board seats held by current president and Nancy Bundy, who did not seek re-election.

Voters had their pick of five candidates to fill those two seats, which serve four-year terms. Candidates included Fulton, Kling, Greenwald, and .

Betty Fulton weighed in on the vote Tuesday night, saying she was both humbled and overwhelmed to receive so much voter support.

“The position of school board member is so very important for the future of our students,” she said. “I want to do my very best to keep up the level of excellence we have.”

She thought about her qualifications that may have swayed votes in her favor.

“I think it’s because my first and foremost concern is for the students of North Canton. I didn’t have any personal agendas,” she said. “I just want to be there for the kids.”

Throughout election season, candidates expressed their opinions on Issue 2, the district’s Elementary Service Plan and drugs in schools (see ), among other topics, but no viewpoints caused much stir among the community.

Check back with North Canton Patch for more conclusive election results and follow-up stories throughout the day.

Unofficial election results as of *9 a.m. Wednesday morning:

Candidate Unofficial Number of Votes
5429
4244  (incumbent) 4231
2604 1200

*Editor's note: This update originally was published early Wednesday morning with election results from Tuesday night.

Corey Doyle Balazowich November 09, 2011 at 01:05 PM
So glad that Betty Fulton won! Not only were her qualifications what swayed my vote but also the fact that she was by far one of my most favorite teachers I had in school. So happy for her! Congratulations!
Jeff W November 09, 2011 at 01:56 PM
Don't think for a minute that Mr. Greenwald's support for Issue 2 didn't have anything to do with his loss. Not a very intelligent position if you truly are all about North Canton Schools.

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