Scot McClymont was victorious in the May 13 election Smyrna School Board election with 75 percent of the vote.
Opponent Jody Wilson had 127 votes to McClymont’s 385 total votes.
The lone open seat in the election is a five-year term that starts in July 2014 and ends July 2019. The seat is currently held by BOE President Jeff Clark, who decided not to run for a fourth term.
McClymont said he is both humbled and excited to have won the election.
“I am humbled because of the amount of people that came out to vote in support of me. It means they trust me to do a good job for our school district and it is a great responsibility,” McClymont said. “I am excited because I am looking forward to working with our students, teachers, school workers, and administrators over the next five years. I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for their trust in me.”
McClymont said there isn’t one particular piece that he wishes to accomplish while on the school board but he does want to be seen around the district. He plans on visiting all eight schools in the next one to two weeks to read to students, have lunch with the teachers/school workers, and visit with administrators so he can observe the schools in action.
“I’m a ‘hands-on’ type of person and I want to be involved,” he said. “I think this is a win-win situation for everyone involved with the Smyrna School District.”
McClymont, 42, lives in Clayton and is the pastor with the United Methodist Church. He has been appointed as director of Young People’s Ministry for the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference. He has a wife and two sons, who are students in the Smyrna School District.
He previously said he was running for the school board so he could have a more active role within the school district. McClymont said the district has several challenges in the near future and he believes he’s up to the challenge.
Having two sons in the districts add more meaning to the work ahead for McClymont as he said they may be affected in some way from the decisions that are made through the school board.
“The one thing that really sticks out is that they are proud of me and even at 15 and 10 years old, they trust my decisions because they know I would never do anything to harm them or disrupt their learning process,” he said.