.race_header.green { } Education: NR: RICK MERCIER Age: 54 Residence: Fireweed Place, Clayton Occupation: Public Information Officer & Communications (D) - Democrat(R) - Republican(L) - Libertarian(G) - Green(U) - Unaffiliated or Unknown(I) - Incumbent. font-weight: 300; margin: 0; font-size: .9em; width: 35px !important; The capital plan must make equity a priority when siting new schools and improving existing ones. I will work with county commissioners in a forthright manner so we can have a realistic and responsible model for funding our schools adequately as our county continues its rapid growth. } } } margin-bottom: 0; Shocker, isnt it? What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?

. .key-messages li:last-child { margin-bottom: 0px;} My constituents would be students, parents, teachers, classified and administrative staff, taxpayers and local employers. ) We are moving back to JOCO so we know people & they know us. A school board member helps set policy and is responsible for establishing responsible budgets for operations and capital needs. This page was current at the end of the individual's last campaign covered by Ballotpedia. } Focus on meeting need for psychologist and nurse positions. padding-left: 10px; Please, Johnston County Schools Board of Education, Johnston County Schools, North Carolina, elections (2022), Johnston County Schools, North Carolina, elections (2020), https://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Rick_Mercier&oldid=8950448, 2022 United States school district candidates, Johnston County Schools Board of Education candidate, 2022, 2020 United States school district candidates, Johnston County Schools Board of Education candidate, 2020, Conflicts in school board elections, 2021-2022, Special Congressional elections (2023-2024), 2022 Congressional Competitiveness Report, State Executive Competitiveness Report, 2022, State Legislative Competitiveness Report, 2022, Partisanship in 2022 United States local elections. Click here to contact us for media inquiries, and please donate here to support our continued expansion. overflow-y: hidden; How to vote | Responsible long-term budget planning for both annual operational and multiyear capital needs. p.survey-response {margin-left:10px;} color: white; (now display: block; .clearfix { width: 100%; They work in partnership with the county on long-term budget planning. Please list below 3 key messages of your campaign. $('.showResponses').hide(); font-weight: bold; font-weight: bold; Town hall meetings to share info and gain insight to stakeholders concerns/suggestions. Some of the names who made the cut and some that didnt come as no big surprise. .race_header.green { padding-bottom: 8px; width: 100%; background-color: #6db24f; background-color: grey; .votebox-results-cell--check { font-weight: 200; .outer_percentage { } .widget-row.value-only { } background-color: red; } background-color: #f4f4f4; position: absolute; a.communitylink { color:black; font-weight:bold; } Dont care who it offends, these kids are mental and need serious help. A total of six candidates are running to fill three seats on the Johnston County Board of Education in the nonpartisan election. If elected, I will dedicate myself to long-term fiscal planning to dig our schools out of the hole they are in. a[aria-expanded=false] .fa-chevron-down { display: none; } Mercier also studied at Duke University Divinity School. December 20, 2019. jQuery(item).html("Scroll for more "); margin-top: 0px; } color: #6db24f; $(".expand-all").on('click', () => { Third, well reform Central Office and Facility Services. .votebox_bp_logo { $('.hideResponses').show(); let scrollHeight = jQuery('.results_table_container').get(index).scrollHeight; } } margin-bottom: -2px !important; } p.survey-question {font-weight:bold;} While in Japan, I taught English in middle schools. .top_disclaimer { font-size: 0.9em; }

   .contact_entity {font-size: 1.5em ;margin-top: 0.6em; margin-bottom: 0em;margin-right: 0.5em;} }        .contact_entity {font-size: 1.0em ;margin-top: 0.6em; margin-bottom: 0em; margin-right: 0.5em;} This critical assessment is essential for our students, teachers and administrators who are in the schools doing the work that matters the most, Mercier said Friday. Counties | .election_results_text { 	word-wrap: break-word; 	indicateScroll(); Most of those going to the hospital were the unvaccinated people. In addition, I have volunteered in Wake County Public Schools, at Community of Hope Ministries in Garner and with the Towne Players of Garner community theater group. 	display: inline-block; 	max-width: 75px; 	margin-bottom: 0; 	margin: 0; Nah Brett I dont live in Johnston county. 	position: absolute; 	color: white; } .inner_percentage.CrossFiled { My work as a journalist appeared in dozens of publications in the U.S. and other parts of the world. 	font-size: 20px; $('.collapse').collapse('hide'); 	line-height: 1.5em; 	font-weight: bold; I've been part of a competent and honest leadership team. Our school system has become top heavy; the focus must be on directing resources to classrooms.  .percentage_number { } It was about a year later, I believe, when I heard the news that Clemente had died in an airplane crash while trying to deliver earthquake relief supplies to the people of Nicaragua. })(); See also: Ballotpedia's Candidate Connection. } It needs to be diverse. a[aria-expanded=true] .fa-chevron-right { display: none; } 	top: 2px; 		display: block; Does anyone know why dealth from cancer, heart attack and auto crashes have taken a dive for the last couple of years? Elections in 2023 | School districts | $('.hideResponses').on('click', () => { And we should absolutely not be losing great teaching assistants because they do not feel that they are equipped to drive buses. 	if (window.jQuery) { County government can claim that power; in fact, the countys comprehensive plan recommends consideration of such rules. 		}, See also:Johnston County Schools, North Carolina, elections (2022). } 	margin-top: 1px; I learned that even people whom you thought were villains (such as Clemente) could actually be people who were kind and decent and doing great things. } 	margin-bottom:16px; They call themselves Furries. Click here to contact our editorial staff, and click here to report an error. Let me know if you are interested and I will tell you where. } They are ready to clean house. 
   .contact_entity {font-size: 1.5em ;margin-top: 0.6em; margin-bottom: 0em;margin-right: 0.5em;} }) div.oneoff-scrollbox.short {  height:250px;  overflow:scroll;  margin:20px;  padding:10px;  border:1px solid gray; } $('.showResponses').on('click', () => { .votebox_legend .non_result_row { 	color: #0645ad; How much money has Rick Mercier spent over the years to keep on losing? 		overflow-x: scroll; I have two high-achieving children in our school system. 	padding-left: 0; 

} I have two daughters in Johnston County Public Schools-one at East Clayton Elementary, another who will be attending SSS starting in the fall. p.survey-response {white-space: pre-line;} display: table; .expand-all:hover, .collapse-all:hover {cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline;} div.oneoff-scrollbox.regular { height:400px; overflow:scroll; margin:20px; padding:10px; border:1px solid gray; } vertical-align: top; .inner_percentage.Libertarian { When you claim that people who disagree with you are anti-parent, and when you think that people who go with science over politics are wrongsimply because they dont agree with your politics. let item = jQuery('.votebox .indicate_scroll').get(index); HEE,HEE,HEE, I think we have some disappointment showing through. .large-date { text-align: center; margin-top: 30px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-size: 20px; font-weight: 600;} margin-top: 16px; The paradox. display: block; }. The Board, as community leaders, shall provide an open dialogue with mutual respect, working with the Superintendent and local government, securing sufficient resources, and serving as advocates for Johnston County Public Schools. a[aria-expanded=true] .fa-chevron-right { display: none; } }; display: block; Kind of racist of you to assume that just because its all white that they are automatically racists. $('.pastResponses').hide(); } .electionsectionheading { .inner_percentage.CrossFiled { } .race_header.libertarian { } } I've been a part of leadership teams that produce balanced budgets that don't result in shortfalls and don't drain fund balance. $('#candidate-connection-email-122571').on('click', () => { ga('send', 'event', 'surveycta', 'surveycta-click-email'); }); jQuery(item).html("Scroll for more "); Former Clayton News-Star Editor Rick Mercier of Clayton filed Friday morning for the Johnston County School Board. .widget-img { width: 100%; width: 100%; } } } if(document.getElementsByClassName("reference").length==0) if(document.getElementById('Footnotes')!==null) document.getElementById('Footnotes').parentNode.style.display = 'none'; What's on my ballot? $(".expand-all").on('click', () => { width: 100%; The data is conclusive that masks reduced the spread of COVID and that vaccines reduced the severity of the disease. background-color: #003388; } color: white; text-align: center; .image-candidate-thumbnail-wrapper .image-candidate-thumbnail { $('.collapse').collapse('hide'); Do you want a spreadsheet of this type of data? https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817. } .key-messages li {margin-bottom: 10px;} margin: 8px auto; padding-bottom: 0px; font-weight: bold; https://www.kxan.com/news/coronavirus/do-face-masks-work-here-are-49-scientific-studies-that-explain-why-they-do/. } p.survey-question {font-weight:bold;} .percentage_number { left: 0; .widget-row.Republican { .widget-row.value-only.black { color: white; State legislature | Tony WRAL Braswell with his big Joe Preston for school board sign in front of his gas station better take notice that he is bleeding support worst than a flat tire bled air. font-size: 2em; } .inner_percentage.Green { overflow: hidden; Fun place to troll? let item = jQuery('.votebox .indicate_scroll').get(index); } } margin-top: 1px; } .contact_office { margin-top: 0.3em; margin-bottom: 0em;margin-right: 0.5em;} background-color: #003388; padding-bottom: 8px; .mw-body #mw-content-text th.votebox-results-cell--text { Johnston County Board of Education meeting dates, agendas, and School Board Policies can be found by visiting the eBoard Solutions page. Public policy. .widget-row.value-only.white { overflow-y: auto; [1][2], .votebox { $('.showResponses').show(); font-weight: 100; .non_result_row { .votebox-results-metadata-p { } padding-bottom: 8px; .votebox { } left: 0; Shes a nut who thinks a Proud Boy is what JOCO needs on its school board. color: #6db24f; @media (max-width:600px) { Source. background-color: #6db24f; padding-top: 8px; } width: 90%; } font-weight: 200; $('.hideResponses').show(); "Gross fiscal malpractice has led to a shocking budget shortfall and a reckless draining of the school system's reserves over the course of just a . Religion. display: block; div.survey-scrollbox { height:400px; overflow:scroll; margin:20px; padding:10px; border:1px solid gray; } font-size: 20px; } lynandrews@johnston.k12.nc.us919-934-6032 x7372P.O. How would you support the diverse needs of your districts students, faculty, staff, and community? And I want to use this opportunity to briefly explain how we will translate that enthusiasm into action when I am elected to the Board of Education. height: 56px; I have lived in Japan and Taiwan and have reported from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean during my career. letter-spacing: .03em; } Just curious. I told My wife of 47 yrs. .indicate_scroll { vertical-align: top; I will support Donovan and Tippett, but Michelle Antoine seems clueless and Mercier is a whiner. Ballot measures, Who represents me? margin-bottom: 4px; font-weight: bold; letter-spacing: 0.03em; .inner_percentage.Libertarian { We must plan for our long-term school construction and renovation needs-in cooperation with the county. For latest results, refresh browser window (usually by pressing F5). It feels a little crazy, but I'm running for school board in Johnston County. .mw-body #mw-content-text .votebox .race_header h5.votebox-header-election-type { Thank you for your interest in the Johnston County Board of Elections. width: 50px; Then why are you on our local news page? State executives | We think alike! background-color: #6db24f; overflow-x: auto; font-weight: 100; It is the greatest work of art by an American. font-style: italic; } .race_header, .results_text, .results_table_container, .votebox_legend { .mw-body #mw-content-text th.votebox-results-cell--text { Rick Mercer secured the fourth spot with 6,737 votes (9%), Mark Lane came in fifth with 6,309 votes (9%), while Melissa Bowers secured the sixth position with 5,271 votes (7%). Doesnt that sound like a good idea? text-align: center; I love it in all of its weird complexity. .widget-row { letter-spacing: .04em; } $('#candidate-connection-email-74526').on('click', () => { ga('send', 'event', 'surveycta', 'surveycta-click-email'); }); .non_result_row div { .mw-body #mw-content-text .votebox .race_header h3.votebox-header-office-name { width: 100% !important; } padding-top: 8px; Please list below 3 key messages of your campaign. The following candidates ran in the general election for Johnston County Schools Board of Education At-large on November 3, 2020. "Our school system is in crisis," Mr. Mercier said. Mr. or Ms.Joyce Junior you probably believe and worship the climate change religion and support man made carbon taxes that is going to save the earth from houses built to close to the sea. | width: 150px; .votebox_legend .non_result_row { in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. margin-bottom: -2px !important; margin-bottom:16px; } border:1px solid #FFB81F; overflow-y: hidden; It is America to me. a.communitylink { color:black; font-weight:bold; } margin-bottom: .75em; text-align: center; color: white; I have asked to see those files. I have two children, Lindsay (27) and Dawson (21). .widget-row.Democratic { position: relative; Retired teacher. Prior to joining the Town of Garner, I was editor of The Clayton News-Star (when it was still family-owned) and the North Carolina stringer for Agence France-Presse. Last precinct that reported: PR23a - North Pleasant Grove 1 position: absolute; My background as a journalist and serving in a local government leadership position have helped me to hone these qualities. But I wont hold my breath because Jen doesnt really back up her claims with credible sources. line-height: 1.5em; text-align: left !important; $('.hideResponses').hide(); function defer() { Click here to read the survey answers. U.S. President | State and local courts | background: #4c4c4c; margin-bottom:0px; letter-spacing: 0.03em; width: 100% !important; border: 1px solid #999; display: inline-block; It terrifies you all and Donald trump has you all scared and turning on one another Johnston county will not always be in the hands of our people. margin: 0px 10px; Our childrens school system faces a severe fiscal crisis and an equally severe leadership crisis. .widget-row.Independent, .widget-row.Nonpartisan, .widget-row.Constitution { if(document.getElementsByClassName("reference").length==0) if(document.getElementById('Footnotes')!==null) document.getElementById('Footnotes').parentNode.style.display = 'none'; What's on my ballot? .race_footer { School districts | $('.pastResponses').show(); background-color: #f9f9f9; Incumbents Todd Sutton and Terri Sessoms did not seek re-election this year. } Streamline central office staff and eliminate duplication of responsibilities. display: inline-block; Your still mad about trump not being president. background-color: #f9d334; There have been allegations of wrongdoing and of contracts that are fleecing the school system. } vertical-align: middle; overflow: hidden; text-align: center; display: inline-block; .votebox-results-metadata { font-size: 12px; .inner_percentage.Democratic { background-color: #dac113; $(".collapse-all").on('click', () => { (function() { display: inline; Did Al Byrd even run? We will come out of that retreatwhich will be open to the public and mediawith clear direction on an operational budget for the next fiscal year, on a budget model for the next five years, and on a capital plan that will enable us to catch up on school construction and expansions and renovations of existing schools. } .results_row.winner { Note: Ballotpedia reserves the right to edit Candidate Connection survey responses. Tippett ran for election for an at-large seat of the Johnston County Schools Board of Education in North Carolina. They make it worse because it gives people a false sense of security from catching a virus. Ballotpedia features 393,614 encyclopedic articles written and curated by our professional staff of editors, writers, and researchers. width: 43%; } Go ahead and check the cdc, I know it might be an inconvenient truth for you but give it a shot. setTimeout(function() { defer() }, 500); He is currently vice president of N.C. City and County Communicators and serves on the board of the N.C. Open Government Coalition. According to emails I have obtained as part of a public records request, 200 computer files containing financial records were deleted by a director in Facility Services amid concerns about possible fraud. Even during tough economic times, jobs have been preserved, instructional materials are still provided, schools are safe to attend, student achievement results continue to rise. $('.pastResponses').show(); Poor sap. Help expand Ballotpedia's elections coverage - volunteer with us, .infobox { text-align: center; (function() { background-color: #f4f4f4; MENTAL!!!!! This is the only school system my children know, and the only one my wife and I have known as parents. background-color: #f9d334; a[aria-expanded=false] .fa-chevron-down { display: none; } indicateScroll(); Parents are more Responsible for bad grades and poor attendance than even the kids or havent You tried to help with homework.
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