HAZARD – The composition of the Perry County Board of Education will remain the same after a candidate running in the third district withdrew from the race this week.
Eddie N. Campbell, a frequent critic of outgoing Superintendent John Paul Amis who was running against incumbent Jerry Stacy, withdrew his candidacy on Tuesday, saying in a written statement that Stacy is doing the job that “needs to be done.”
Campbell’s announcement comes less than a week after the board voted unanimously to accept to Amis’s retirement.
“The board is obviously working hard to do what needs to be done,” Campbell said in his statement released on Tuesday. “My friend Jerry has the knowledge base, the relationships and the very strong desire to remain on the board and continue a good work. The entire board is to be highly commended, supported and encouraged. I think we should all be proud and looking forward. Effective today, I am withdrawing my candidacy.”
A total of three school board seats were up for grabs during the Nov. 6 election, though with Campbell dropping out of the race the three incumbents – Jerry Stacy, Charlene Miller and Debbie McIntosh – are all left without opposition.