There are 21 applicants for my old school board seat…

…one of the two at large seats won by Josh Gorham. I owe Josh two big thank yous. First, he gave me a wonderful two-year vacation from the School Board. Second, his departure demonstrated that the Board’s dysfunction might not have all that much to do with my being on the School Board.

I know a few of the candidates. The brief bios in the DNT suggest a good crop of potential board members. There are a heckuva lot more people willing to serve than their were willing to run for an at-large office. 21 of them. Only two candidates filed to run at-large this year and we didn’t even have enough candidates to have a primary for any of the three seats being filled on November 5th. That’s a sad commentary on the nastiness that surrounds even local elections.