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Six qualify to fill open BOE seats
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Mar 13, 2014 | 1221 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Seven candidates, including only one incumbent, qualified to run for the three Board of Education positions that will be on the May 20 ballot.

The Board of Education seats are the only local contests for the May election, and because the positions are nonpartisan, that election will determine the outcome of the race.

Chairman Ginger Bailey has no opposition and will be serving another four years leading the board.

District One had three candidates qualify. The incumbent, Deloras Moon, announced her retirement last month. The candidates competing for the District One seat are Tony Blash, medical education coordinator; Richard Cazort, construction estimator; and Ken Hamilton, electrical designer.

Of the three candidates, Hamilton is the only one who has previously run for office. He was a candidate for the chairman position in 2010 and lost to Bailey in the primary. That was before the Board of Education seats became nonpartisan.

District Three incumbent Larry Haskins also announced his retirement last month.

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