Sutton To Seek Election To School Board

Todd P. Sutton, a current Johnston County Public School Board member announced his intentions on Monday to seek election to the Johnston County Public School Board. Todd was first appointed to the board on January 2017 to fill out the unexpired term of Larry Strickland who was elected to the NC House of Representatives.

Todd, 44, is married to Lynda Sutton, a 24-year veteran teacher. Todd’s son Noah is a 2017 graduate of North Johnston High School and his daughter Raegen is a current 7th grader at North Johnston Middle School. Todd and his family reside in the Stancil Chapel Community outside of Kenly.

A member of the Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, Todd has served on the Deacon Board and currently teaches Sunday School with his wife.

Currently, Todd serves as Chairman of the Johnston County Education Foundation and is a board member of the Johnston County Department of Social Services. Previously, Todd served as Chairman of the Glendale Kenly Advisory Council and as President of the North Johnston Panther Club.

“I have a personal stake in the Johnston County School System,” Sutton told WTSB News. “As a parent of a high functioning autistic child, I have experienced the stance the school system takes on bullying and have been very pleased with the support from the staff and administration,” Sutton said.

“Our current school board has been very proactive in educational policies. I would like to continue the legacy that has been built and keep the strong positive relationship between the school board, superintendent, cabinet, teachers and county commissioners,” Sutton said. “I plan to be an advocate for ALL students and a voice for the parents in Johnston County.”

Todd is a Senior Territory manager and Regional Field Trainer for Cerecor Pharmaceuticals. He graduated in 1991 from Northern Vance Senior High. He attended Barton College from 1991 to 1993, and East Carolina University from 1993 to 1995.