Guthrie school board candidate won't campaign

Two names will be on the Feb. 11 ballot for an opening on the Guthrie school board, but one candidate said he will not serve if elected.
BY STEVE GUST Published: January 23, 2014

Dorio said all registered voters in the Guthrie school district can vote in the race.

Bennett-Johnson is the mother of two school-age children including a daughter who attends Guthrie High School.

“I think the people in the district would much rather vote for a board member than have one appointed,” Bennett-Johnson said.

She attended Auburn University and has lived in Oklahoma since 1989. She works as a construction manager at Oklahoma State University.

Bennett-Johnson said she is an opponent of common core academic standards.

“I don't think the one-size-fits-all is appropriate,” she said.

She also said growth will continue to challenge the district, which has an enrollment of 3,570 students.

She said her experience as a construction manager would be helpful to her as a board member.

She is married to Sterling Johnson, owner of Patriot Industries, a Guthrie firearms business.