Monroe Board of Education’s Kevin Williams Resigns

A newly-elected school board member in Monroe County is forced to resign because a relative works for the school board.

Kevin Williams was elected over David Anderson last November of 2006, by only a seven-vote margin.

Shortly after both candidates filed to run, Anderson filed a civil lawsuit saying Williams was not legally eligible to seek the position because his uncle, Randy Williams, is an employee of the Monroe County Board of Education.

At the time, a judge ruled that if Williams won, he must take office before ouster proceedings took place.

Williams submitted his letter of resignation saying he wasn’t aware his uncle’s employment would affect his qualifications.

It’s now up to the education commissioner to appoint someone to fill the vacancy; a process that could take from 60 to 90 days.