16 candidates for 7 seats!
Two District 1 candidates, Eddie Creech and Brandy Johnson, did not file petitions to run by today’s noon deadline.
The withdrawal deadline is April 14. After that point, the ballot for the August 4 election is set.
One school board member implied that an engaged electorate would cause people NOT to run for office.
“There are good people out there who will want to run for school for school board, and when they see what happened to candidates like myself, they may think there is no way I would ever want to throw my hat in the ring.”
Seven people wanted to fill the District 4 seat when Paul Bartholomew resigned in July 2015.
For comparison to recent school board elections:
Number of Candidates
Number of Seats
Number of Seats Unopposed
(1) Bartholomew (D4) and Galbreath (D6)
(2) Only 2 were contested races – Peterson (D1) and Hullett (D7). Mezera (D3), Anderson (D5), Wimberly (D7) and Gregory (D11) ran unopposed.
(3) Terry Leve (D6) and Pat Anderson (D8)
Odd-numbered districts and District 4 are up for election to the Williamson County School Board on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Confirm your district by entering your address here.
Tuesday, July 5 – Voter registration deadline
Are you registered to vote? You can confirm here. (FYI, your County District is your school board district.) If you aren’t registered to vote, here’s the application that you can mail or hand deliver to the Williamson County Election Commission at the Administrative Complex at 1320 West Main in Franklin.
Friday, July 15 – Saturday, July 30 – Early voting
Thursday, August 4 – Election Day
Voter turnout for the August 2014 election was 20.22% and only 13.27% in August 2012 for the last odd-district school board election.
Check out our 2016 WCSB Election Calendar for links to articles about the candidates and their own words about why they’re running for school board. Below are links to the candidates’ campaign Facebook pages, websites and Twitter accounts as well as to the profiles of the candidates running in each district.