After an invalid election last month and a tie vote Wednesday, David Kidd has been elected president of the Fayette County PTA.
Kidd replaces Urban County Council member James Brown, who resigned in October to concentrate on his council duties. Brown was appointed to the council in April to fill a vacancy; he assumed the two-year PTA position on May 8.
Kidd, in his new post, will lead the state PTA's 16th District, which is Fayette County. The PTA has nearly 9,000 members in Fayette County Public Schools.
The 16th District president is a significant role in that the president can be a representative on important panels such as the redistricting committee.
Adrienne Thakur was the leading vote-getter among three candidates for the post in an election Oct. 15, and Fayette County school officials announced then that Thakur had won.
But 16th District officials contacted Kentucky PTA, which determined that none of the three candidates, including Thakur, had received a majority of votes, as required in bylaws, state PTA President Cherie Dimar said.
Another vote was taken Wednesday between Thakur and Kidd. Neither received a majority, Dimar said.
On Thursday afternoon, 16th District board member Denise Bauer told the Herald-Leader that Thakur had dropped out of the running and Kidd was the sole remaining candidate.
Kidd is a commercial relationship manager for PNC Bank. He said Thursday that the 16th District PTA was in a position to work with new Superintendent Manny Caulk to focus on students.
"I want to partner with the schools to make sure we have best practices across the district," Kidd said.