|8/16/03 - Was 9274 Milford Dr, Northfield, OH 3304677694|
Michael J. King, son of Dennis and Kathleen King, was born in 1974 and resides in Northfield Village. He is a product of the Nordonia Hills City School System, having attended Lee Eaton, Nordonia Junior High and Nordoma High School. During his twelve years in school, he received many honors and awards, including the East Ohio Gas Co. Sunshine Leadership Award, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, and a letter of congratulations from former President George Bush for academic excellence. He placed second in the M.E.S.E. (business simulation program), was third in an Ohio Business Week Business Plan competition, and graduated with top honors from OBW. In addition, he was invited to attend four Metro Leadership Conferences. Mike was President of his Junior Class and a four-term Student Council Member.
Asked why he wants to run for School Board, Mike King gives the following reasons:
Please feel free to call Mike at: 468-3042
Paid for by the King for School Board Committee -- Treasurer, Robert D. Petro 9190 Cranbrook Dr. Northfield, OH
|Changed major to education. Now to Political Science|
|City Councilman for Northfield Village, 10455 Northfield Rd., Northfield, OH|
Alternate phone number: 330-468-3042
2/4/01-Was Nordonia Hills School Board vice president
Northfield Village Council - 1995-1997
VP Nordonia Hills School Board 1998-2000
County Councilman, District I 2001-present
|HS: Extra Curricular|
|Student Council, Teen Institute, SADD, Class President|
|HS: Senior Superlatives|
|Nominated for Did Most for School and Most Class Leadership and Class Optimist and First to Make a Million|
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|NL Aug 25 1993 - "Nordonia Hills School District " Three of the Nordonia School Boards's five seats are up this year. Nine candidates have filed for the three seats. The candidates are: incumbents Nancy Fike and Jan Parsons from Macedonia; Macedonia residents Joseph Biber, Norma Downs, John Duplay Jr., Gayle Gardiner, and Richard Seawrlght; and Northfield Village residents Michael King and Arch Milani.|
Incumbent William Jenkins, who stepped down as president of the board earlier this year, has not filed for re-election.
Jenkins said after 20 years of service on the board, he's ready to call it quits.
"I've served a lot of years on the board," he said. "I need, a rest."
The board has also placed one issue on the ballot. It has filed a 1.49-mill renewal tax levy, for three years, for school buildings, facilities and sites.
Watch for profiles of the candidates in each race in upcoming issues of the News Leader.
NL Oct 20 1993 - Michael J. King "I want to provide a fresh perspective to the board."
ADDRESS: 9274 Milford Drive, Northfield
EDUCATION: Nordonia High School, 1993 Freshman, Kent State Uni-versity. Ohio Business Week alumni; Rotary Youth Leadership Conference, 1997
OCCUPATION: Opening manager, Oakwood Village McDonald's
ORGANIZATIONS: Nordonia HS Junior class President four-term Student Council member; member of Presidents Council; student chair levy campaigns; operations chair NHS Bloodmobile
PRIOR PUBLIC OFFICE: None
WHY ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?: I want to provide a fresh new perspective to the board; help remove politics from a non-partisan office, and attempt to give taxpayers the best possible value for their hard-earned dollars.
WHAT ARE THREE ISSUES FACING OFICE HOLDERS IN THE NEXT TERM? Spending. Representation. Physical well-being.
WHAT SOLUTIONS DO YOU RECOMMEND? The entire school board should look into the district itself and see where it is going and be able to meet its future needs in terms of budgeting, class size and community involvement.
[Photo accompanies article -- senior class portrait]
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|NL Nov 10 1993 - Nordonia Schools School Board (3) results|
*J Parsons, 2071
*R. Seawright, 1909
M. King, 1770
J. Biber, 1710
G. Gardiner, 1701
J. Duplay, 1322
N. Milani , 1184
N. Downs, 1152
NL Feb 11 1998 - "Regrets missing Jan 12 board meeting" It is with deep regret that I was unable to attend the regular board meeting of Jan 12 to be in sworn in as one of the new members on the Board of Education. At the time of the meeting I was stricken with a serious illness. I would have liked nothing more than to share my inauguration with my friends and family who helped me to win the November election. I do apologize to the community for my absence and any problems that it may have caused.
I ran for the Board of Education with one thought in mind, to provide the best possible education for our children. The petty politics that have begun are of no help in meeting that end. I remain the same person I was during the campaign: committed to excellence in education, committed to fiscal responsibility, and not representing some part of the community but, rather the entire Nordonia Hills community. The votes I cast will be for what is right and not just popular.
While I served on the Northfield Village Council a great number of things were accomplished and more are yet to be completed. As with Northfield Village council I intend on working with all the members of the community, board, administration, and staff to bring the Nordonia Hills City School District into the 21st century and ensure a brighter future for our children.
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|BJ - Jun 2 1993 - "Nordonia senior wants to graduate to board" MACEDONIA: Many seniors would love to run their high school. A Nordonia High School senior -might get his chance.|
Michael King, 18 plans to be the youngest person ever to run for a seat on the Nordonia school board. The requirements are that you be 18 be a registered voter and file nominating petitions signed by 25 to 75 voters. King had 63 signatures for the seat being vacated by board president Dr. William Jenkins.
After watching the board for three years, King decided it need-ed a fresh perspective - him.
NL Jul 7 1993 - "He says community unity needed" I feel that with the arrival of a new su-perintendent the entire school district should come together and give him their wholehearted support. This is not to say that the initiatives implemented by Mr. Haas should be forgotten but, rather, built upon and used for the beginning of a new era in Nordonia's history.
I call upon everyone to join with me in congratulating Mr. Pendleton and to wel-come him and his wife to our community and into our homes.
NL Jul 14 1993 - "King for School Board Committee to meet" The King for school Board committee In support of Michael King, will be meeting on July 16 at 7pm. All potential supporters are welcome to attend. For more information call 468-3042
NL Jul 21 1993 - "New graduate sets sights on Nordonia board seat" The lives of most kids just out of high school ar filled with plans for college or a new career.
But recent Nordonia High School graduate Michael King has his sights set on something more. He would like to be a member of the Nordonia Hills Board of Education.
King, 18, and son of Dennis and Kathleen, went to Lee Eaton, Nordonia Middle School and Nordonia High School. He is a life-long resident of Northfield Village.
King feels he is qualified for a position on the board. He points out that he held leadership positions throughout high school, including his position in student government and as class president.
He also participated with the school board in recent school levy campaigns to try and get students involved.
Other activities and competi-tions he took part in, including Ohio Business Week and MESE, a business simulation program, are also examples of his leader-ship skills.
One of the reasons King de-cided to run is because he feels he has something that others don't - a unique perspective.
"The present school board does not have the point of view that I do," he said. I've seen the hills and valleys of the school system first-hand for the last 12-and-a-half years.
"I know what the students think and how they feel," he said. "I've seen the teachers and students work together. I know how everything fits into place."
He is planning on commuting to Kent State University in the fall where he will study business administration.
He doesn't see starting college as detracting from his ability to do the job.
"The members all have families, the biggest responsibility of them all, or jobs, and they still manage to do the job," he said. "I think I will have just as much time for board business as everyone else does." [Graduation photo accompanies article]