Slate of school board candidates now complete
Voters in the North Putnam and South Putnam districts will now have a choice of school board members in the Nov. 6 election.
With no contested races reported as of Tuesday, five new candidates filed to seek office before the deadline, which was noon on Friday.
The late additions leave North Putnam with races for two of its three open seats as well as one race among the two open seats in the South Putnam district.
At North Putnam, current school board president Ron Spencer has some company as he seeks a second term on the board. Jeff Barber and Shiloh Worth are now also seeking the Floyd Township seat on the board.
Likewise, two-term board member Travis Lambermont will face a challenge from Brad Nelson for the Clinton Township seat.
Joan Knapp remains unopposed for the Jackson Township seat that has been occupied by John Hays for the last eight years.
As of Tuesday, no one had filed to seek the Jefferson Township seat on the South Putnam board, but there are no two candidates. Incumbent Wes Hacker now faces a challenge from Joseph Roach for the seat.
Craig Newby is the lone candidate for the Warren Township seat currently occupied by David Bombei.
The last three days brought no change in the Cloverdale School Board races, with Vivian Whitaker unopposed in Cloverdale Township and Arvel Hinton unopposed in Jennings Township, Owen County.
There is no candidate for the Taylor Township, Owen County, seat, meaning that incumbent Duane Huge could simply retain his seat. Should Huge step aside, the board would advertise, take applications and choose the new member.