BYNG — Jeff Case, of Byng, has filed for a seat on the Byng school board. The election is Tuesday.

Case is a 1983 graduate of Byng High School. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in business. He is general manager of Bedre Fine Chocolates, a manufacturer of chocolate products.

He and his wife, Doty, have three daughters in the Byng school system. Erin is a junior at Byng High School; Kelli is a fourth-grader at Homer School; and Rhyann is a Homer second grader.

Case is the son of Wayne and Katie Case, of Byng.

Case, 41, said he would like to fill the Byng school board seat because he wants to contribute to Byng schools’ progress, and to make a positive difference in the lives of Byng students.

“I want to give back to the school and community,” Case said. “They have given so much to me. I believe there is no more important work than that we do on behalf of our children. If elected to the school board, I will be a good advocate for our students.”

Case said he and his family were working to increase the turnout in this year’s election.

“By getting out and voting, people are expressing their interest in our community and school,” he said. “Increased voting means increased involvement by people in our community, and that will certainly benefit our schools.”

Case was appointed to the school board last summer to fulfill the unexpired term of Jerry Christian, who resigned so his daughter could become a teacher in the system. Case would now like to be elected to a full term on the board.

“I appreciate the support of the Byng voters, and I very much look forward to serving them on the school board,” Case said.

Voters should vote at their regular polling places.

Absentee voting can be done at the Pontotoc County Courthouse today.

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