Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Four Candidates Now Vying For School Board Seat

The open seat on the Putnam County school board continues to draw interest from potential candidates. Incumbent Vern Crabtree, who now holds the second district seat, is not seeking re-election, but at least four other individuals may be vying for the position.They now include Jordan Iwanaszyn and Janet Moore, plus two candidates who picked up papers this week -- April Petty and Nicole Cravens. The second district of the school board encompasses County Commission Districts two and three. Meanwhile, only the incumbents so far are running for re-election in school board districts 4 and 6. Neither Jerry Maynard or David McCormick have any opponents yet. The school board election is in August. April 1st at noon is the deadline to turn in qualifying papers. The race for Congress from the Sixth Congressional District is also drawing attention to Putnam County. Republican Jim Tracy, one of the announced candidates for that seat, will be in Cookeville Firday morning to talk to voters. He is scheduled to be at the Republican party headquarters on Broad Street at 9:30 in the morning.