Roy Parker was selected by the Cannon County Commission Saturday (Oct. 20) to fill the unexpired term of the late Coach Mike Mayfield on the school board.
“Traditionally we would look at the person who finished second in the election,” said Commission Chairman Bob Stoeztel.
Shelly Walkup placed second to Mayfield but was unable to accept the position due to other commitments, Stoeztel said. She suggested her husband, Phillip Walkup, for the post.
Also nominated for the school board seat was retired teacher Clara Lee Caputo and former board member Parker, who said he would be glad to serve in the post until the election. Parker also said he would not seek re-election clearing the way for candidates who wanted to serve on the board.