Four file for Board spots

MAEGAN MITCHELL
Staff Writer

Two new candidates and two incumbents have filed for places on the KC Board of Trustees.

Three seats are open for re-election this spring: Joe Carrington, North Zone; R.E. “Sonny” Spradlin, Central Zone; and Robert D. Heath, South Zone.

Brian Nutt, pastor at Grace Fellowship of Kilgore, has filed for the Central Zone, which represents Kilgore Independent School District. Nutt’s children, Colin and Emily Nutt, are in high school, and he believes they will attend KC just as his wife did.

“I have a strong desire to serve my community. I teach the importance of service at Grace Fellowship and believe it is healthy for Christians to be involved locally,” Nutt said. “This seemed like a fitting time for me to run because it would lead up to the time that my children would attend.”

Marion Turner, of Kilgore, also filed for the Central Zone. Turner was a member of the board six years ago, but chose to resign when his son, Russell Turner, was offered a job at KC as an AC technician.

“I chose to run again because I thought I could contribute on a different level. I have been a student and an employee,” Turner said. “I feel as though I have different insight on the needs and concerns here at Kilgore College.”

Both Carrington and Heath have filed for re-election. As of noon Thursday, Spradlin had not filed to run for another term.

The application process will remain open through Friday, March 1.

For a place on the ballot, application forms can be picked up in the Assistant to the President’s Office, or in the Office of Institutional Planning in the McLaurin Administration Building on the Kilgore campus.

Office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday.

Early voting starts April 29 and runs through May 7. Election day is  Saturday, May 11.