I wanted to create a thread for folks to share their thoughts on the school board candidates and what you'd like to see in the election, especially since the filing day thread has devolved into old attacks and counter-attacks. And especially since we school board candidates always get the shortest stick in any media coverage (note the CH News editorial today which only had TC candidates).
The CH News did print one story similar to the one on Town Council races today. Unfortunately (or not, for me), they only gave any details on the challengers.
So the candidates for 4 four-year seats are (in order of filing)...
- Mia Burroughs (incumbent) - http://miaburroughs.com/Campaign/index.htm
- James Barrett (me) - http://barrettforschools.com
- Raymond Conrad
- Brian Bower
- Kris Castellano - http://www.castellano4board.com/
- Annetta Streater (incumbent)- http://astreaterforschoolboard.org/
- Mike Kelley (incumbent) - http://kelley4schoolboard.blogspot.com/
The other person running is Jamezetta Bedford (incumbent), who is the only person who filed for the 2 year seat. UPDATE -- There is no longer a 2 year seat on the ballot. Jamezetta will be listed along with the other candidates (vote for 5) and the 5th place vote-getter will serve the 2 year term.
I'm sad that Jean Hamilton isn't running again -- she's a great board member and I only hope that if I'm elected, I can contribute as much as she does to the conversation on the board.
Please chime in with your thoughts!
[8/14 Added Annetta's website, which will be active this week. -JCB]
[10/12 Updated information about 2 year term. -JCB]