Mark R. Johnson announces 2014 school board run in Forsyth County

Mark R. Johnson, an associate with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice law firm, has notified YES! Weekly that he intends to runs for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board next year.

Johnson submitted his name to the Forsyth County Commission for consideration to be appointed to the school board to fill a vacancy left by Donny Lambeth in December. The commission instead chose Irene May for the appointment.

Johnson is a registered Republican. Members are elected to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board through partisan elections.

Prior to joining Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Johnson worked as a science teacher at West Charlotte High School through the Teach for America Program from 2006 through 2008. He graduated from the UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill in 2011.

Johnson's community involvement includes board positions at Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development and Habitat Young Professionals. Johnson is a "Young Leaders" member of Forsyth County United Way and a 2012 graduate of the City of Winston-Salem University.

David Singletary, a life-insurance sales representative and registered Republican, has also said he plans to run for school board in 2014.

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