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Williams elected to school board

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sharp County school board elections are over. The ballots were counted Sept. 16 for the two contested races in the county.

Highland School Board had one contested race between Matt Williams and Randy McComas, for Position 6. Williams won the race by 56.12 percent, 211 votes. McComas trailed close behind with 43.88 percent a total of 165 votes.

Cave City school also had only one contested race. The race for Position 2, was between Wendell Saffell and Randy Hodges. Saffell was backed by 63.35 percent of the voters with 166 votes. Hodges had 34.65 percent, totaling 88 votes.


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This has nothing to do with the winner of the election itself, both are decent people from what I know about them, but noticing in the article that between Williams and McComas there was a mere 376 votes out of how many registered voters in the Highland School District? That's less than the population of the smallest town in the district I believe, although I could be wrong.

My point is that even if you don't have children in the Highland School District, the children in Highland Schools (as well as private and home schools in our district) have significance in our community. Some may even be leaders in our community, state, or nation one day, so the choices we make for them now are of the utmost importance.

In regards to the public school system, since the school board is the local part of the governing body, it's SO important to cast your vote for the candidate that you feel will make the very best educational choices for those children and the school they attend.

It seems something so very important would be worthy of a better voter turnout, so while it's too late to change things now, let's do better next time!

-- Posted by blessedmama on Sat, Sep 27, 2008, at 1:22 AM

This has nothing to do with the winner of the election itself, both are decent people from what I know about them, but noticing in the article that between Williams and McComas there was a mere 376 votes out of how many registered voters in the Highland School District? That's less than the population of just one town in the district!

My point is that even if you don't have children in the Highland School District, the children in Highland Schools (as well as private and home schools in our district) have significance in our community. Some may even be leaders in our community, state, or nation one day, so the choices we make for them now are of the utmost importance.

In regards to the public school system, since the school board is the local part of the governing body, it's SO important to cast your vote for the candidate that you feel will make the very best educational choices for those children and the school they attend.

It seems something so very important would be worthy of a better voter turnout! While one can't change the past, if you didn't vote in this election may I encourage you, the next time around, to go to the polls and cast your very important vote! They ALL count!

-- Posted by blessedmama on Sat, Sep 27, 2008, at 1:31 AM


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