New Mercer County Board of Education member takes official oath


Princeton, WV, July 10, 2014:  At the regular Mercer County Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014, new member J. B. Hurt was sworn in by Mercer County Court Judge Omar Aboulhosn.  Members of the Mercer County school board are elected for a four year term.  Elections are held in May every two years. Following Monday night’s meeting, Hurt says, “I am looking forward to serving the people of Mercer County and making a difference for the children of Mercer County communities.”  Hurt is the executive pastor at the Princeton Church of God.  He and his wife Dana have three children Bradford who is nine, Carley who is seven, and Rebecca who is three. 

Judge Aboulhosn also swore in current board members Gene Bailey who is beginning his seventh term and Greg Prudich who is beginning his fifth term.  Prudich was re-elected as board president while Bailey was re-elected as vice president.  In other board action, Mary Alice Kaufman was elected to serve on the RESA I Advisory Board. 

Following the regularly scheduled meeting Dr. Deborah Akers said, “We are excited about Mr. Hurt’s election to the board, and we look forward to working with him during his term.”