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January 30, 2014

Two seeking Central High board position

CENTRAL HIGH — Two candidates are vying for a spot on the Central High school board on Feb. 11.

Gayle Repp, 46, and Ericka Carmon, 37, are seeking the position vacated by  Kelly Johnson.

Repp, 46, has worked with Goodyear Tire Company for 26 years and moved to the Central High area from Lawton 20 years ago.

He decided to relocate his family after he saw a young man with a gun walk in front of his living room window, he said.

“I didn’t realize the impact the move would have,” said Repp. “My kids have flourished here. It’s just one big family.”

Repp, who has four children, is scheduled to graduate from Cameron University this semester with a bachelors degree in organizational leadership.

He is a minister with the Assembly of God Church and has been on the church board for 15 years.

“I think it’s my turn to step in to do what I can for the school,” said Repp. “Central High has set the bar high and I want the kids to continue to get the education they deserve in a good atmosphere.”

Carmon, 37, a Central High graduate,  works as a housekeeper after years of helping her husband operate an auto repair business.

“I’m no stranger to hard work,” she said. “My husband and I owned and operated our own  business for nine years.”

Carmon has two young children who will enter Central High’s school system after pre-K.

“I want to make sure my kids get the same education I got,” she said. “I want there to be an environment that is conducive to teachers to give that kind of education. I love Central High and intend to be a part of it for a long time.”

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