Sworn into office in January 2011, Usher said Wednesday he would not run for re-election because of “personal reasons.”
“I do appreciate the opportunity I have been given by the citizens of Cherokee County to serve on the Board of Education. It has been, and continues to be, a very rewarding experience,” Usher said.
Woodstock resident Clark Menard announced his candidacy for the Usher’s District 5 seat in January, and as of Thursday, no others had announced their candidacy for the race.
Usher’s four-year term expires at the end of the year.
“I will continue to work with my fellow board members to provide our students with a safe and productive educational environment through the end of my term,” he said.
The Tribune was unable to reach Usher for comment Thursday.
A total of four school board seats are up for election in the May 20 Republican primary and November general election. Qualifying for candidates is March 3-7.
District 3 School Board member Michael Geist said he wouldn’t seek re-election, and Woodstock resident John Harmon announced his run for the District 3 seat in January.
District 4 incumbent Rick Steiner said he would run for re-election and as of Thursday had not been challenged.
District 6 School Board member Robert Wofford said he wouldn’t run for another term, and instead endorsed candidate Mike Chapman, a Canton resident who announced his run for the seat in January. Canton resident Susie Tlacil announced in January she would challenge Chapman for the seat.