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For the first time since I’ve been on the school board, I am running in a contested election. First let me explain that by “contested”. I in no way mean mud-slinging and nastiness, but rather that there is more than just one person (namely, me) running for the open seat. In fact, there are three of us running to fill the two open school board seats in our town. You have no idea how excited I was when I learned that not one, but two townsfolk submitted petitions to also run for school board. I was soooo excited that others were interested in joining the school board and working for our community’s kids. I could hardly contain my excitement that my pleas for folks to get involved seemed to be heeded. It was my husband who, after letting me enjoy my excitement for a bit, had to point out to me (gently, I might add) that this “wonderful news” I was blabbing about meant that I was now involved in a contested election for my own seat on the board. Talk about bursting one’s bubble. NOOOOO! But alas it is true. So, this will be my first contested election. Wish me luck. Here’s a throwback to that first election when I wished my dad could have been alive to see his little girl’s name on the ballot.

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Win or lose, please make sure that you get out to vote if you live in Vermont. Your fellow community members count on your support and it’s an amazing and important process, unique to the New England area and particularly Vermont.

 

 

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Vermont’s school funding is in the state and local news of late and we will all be asked to vote on school budgets soon. The Vermont School Boards Association produced a video to help explain how the process works. It does a good job of explaining a fairly complex process, making it a little easier to understand.

It’s official. I have been elected (thank you, thank you, thank you Wallingford voters) to the school board for the high school. The ballots were counted and although I ran unopposed, I still needed votes to get into office — it would have been very sad to run unopposed and then not get in — not sure how that would work, but I am fairly confident that if it could possibly happen, it would happen to me, the oath was administered and I have sat through my first board meeting.

There will be a learning curve without a doubt, but I am looking forward to rising to the challenge. I hope that things might be better for my effort.

All that aside, it was so very strange to walk into vote and find my own name on the ballot. I betcha that my dad would have been proud.

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