Congratulations to Bill Phillips, Eighth District School Board Member – Elect. Phillips became a candidate in November 2007. Current Eighth District School Board Member Jim Williams decided not to seek re-election. Phillips ran unopposed and will bring business experience and common sense to the board.
In the Fifth District, two candidates faced off for that districts seat. Laurie Alford opposing incumbent Karen Carson. Alford garnered nearly 40% of the vote with only a 5 week campaign. Alford served as a wake up call to the parent citizens of the district. Many parents of the Fifth district have commented to Alford that they will pay closer attention and become better informed of the actions of the board and the actions or inactions of individual board members.
Alford will not go away, she will remain active and will likely engage public discussion and decisions as a blogger. That is a little good news.
Congratulations to Carson on a board seat for the next four years.