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Two additional candidates file for school board


Two additional prospective candidates brings the total to five having
filed for open Northeast School Corp. and Southwest School Corp. board
positions in the November general election. The deadline to file is
noon Aug. 21.

Three of the five seats on both the NESC and SWSC boards, each for a
four-year term, are up for election on Nov. 3. The other two seats on
each board will be up for election in 2022.

The two filing last week are both SWSC incumbents, Barbara June
Rotramel (District 2) and Margaret S. (Mitzie) Badger (District 3).

Three candidates filed the previous week, all for the NESC board.

Jeremy Swalls filed for NESC District 1. Swalls formerly served one
term in NESC District 4 from 2012 to 2016, but did not seek
re-election after moving out of that district.

The other two early filers were Donald Ransford and Bridgette Houser,
both for NESC District 4. Ransford is the current incumbent.

Norman Santus (NESC District 1) and Jennifer Pinkston (NESC District
5) are the other two NESC incumbents. Neither had filed as of last
Thursday afternoon.

Jon Bobbitt (SWSC District 4) is the other SWSC incumbent and had also
not filed as of last Thursday.

School board candidates appear on the ballot without a party
designation. While school board candidates must live in their
respective districts, all school board slots are elected by voters
at-large, meaning voters can cast ballots in each and every race.

SWSC board positions will involve voters in Gill, Haddon, Hamilton and
Turman townships. NESC board positions will be voted on in Cass,
Curry, Fairbanks, Jackson and Jefferson townships.

To qualify as a candidate, a qualified voter must be at least 21 and
be a resident of the district in which they are seeking election for
at least one year immediately before the election. Candidates must
also be a resident of Indiana for at least two years immediately
before the election.

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