The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 3, 2013

Two Danville school board seats up for write-in candidates

By Robert Stoneback
The Danville News

DANVILLE — Two school board seats will be up for grabs for write-in candidates this election.

According to the Montour County Board of Elections, four seats are up for election on the Danville school board this year. Two of them belong to current board vice president David Weader and board member Chris Outt, both of whom are seeking re-election.

Gregg Campbell and fellow board member Steven Schooley’s terms will be expiring and neither has filed for re-election.

“It’s a time commitment,” said Campbell. “I’ve become the sole owner of my own business instead of a partner and my kids are all involved in activities.”

Campbell is the owner of Danville’s Animal Care Center, located on Woodbine Lane.

If he were elected as a write-in candidate, Campbell said he could be persuaded to serve another term.

“The board that we have now I think is awesome. They’re whole inspiration is academics…and I think that’s going to continue and I hope it continues,” he said.

“We have a great group of teachers and administrators. Things are very promising in our school district.”

Schooley could not be reached for comment.

If nobody is elected via write-in ballot, the school board can appoint a member, said board president Allan Schappert. “It’s a fair and open field for qualified candidates and the qualifications are pretty simple,” he said. To run, a person must live in the district and be at least 18 years-old.

Email questions to rstoneback@thedanvillenews.com.