School Board Chairman Todd Sutton Will Not Seek Reelection

Johnston County School Board Chairman Todd Sutton of Kenly announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection. Sutton’s current term is set to expire at the end of this year.

In 2017, Mr. Sutton was appointed to fill out the unexpired term of Larry Strickland. In 2018, Sutton won election to a four year term.

Sutton released the following written statement to The Johnston County Report. “It has been my honor and pleasure to have had the opportunity to serve on the JCPS Board of Education since 2017. However, after much discussion with my family as well as other business opportunities that I am currently involved in, I will not be filing for re-election.”

In August 2021, school board vice chair Terri Sessoms of Smithfield announced she would not seek reelection. Sessoms is serving her first term.

On Monday, Al Byrd of Clayton, who was appointed in March 2021 to fill out the unexpired term of Tracie Zukowski, filed for election to the Board of Education.


  1. Woohoo! Keep letting them drop so we can replace with people who actually care abt the kids and will listen to parents not treat the kids as governmental property!

  2. The liberal progressive Mike Wooten is still a proud member of the CRT Squad that appointed Al Byrd insuring that these mask didn’t have the votes to get removed. This has got to be a proud moment for Todd Sutton knowing he doesn’t have a snow flake chance in h*ll of getting re-elected. Does anyone know if Tony”WRAL”Braswell has made it to a liberal WRAL reporter yet to SLAM these political decisions?

  3. We can only hope the new member replacing this guy (and the JCSB) will be a LOT more open and transparent than in the past!

  4. To be “re-elected” you would have had to have been elected in the first place. He was appointed.

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