Some 302 voters determined the outcome for the one school board seat involved in a primary election Tuesday. The 24.77 percent of 1,219 registered voters in that district eliminated Roland Haslam from the race and sent Ted W. Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith on to the November general election.
Taylor was top at the polls, garnering 42.38 percent (128 votes). Galbraith was only 23 votes (105) behind, coming in with 34.77 percent. Haslam, with 69 votes, came in with 22.85 percent.
“Foremost, I would like to thank the citizens that voted in District 2. It is imperative that people voice their opinion concerning the issues involving this great county,” Taylor said. “If I am fortunate enough to be elected to represent the citizens on the school board, I will work diligently in the public school system. Of all the challenges the education system faces, Common Core is one of the most urgent. We as a county need to address this government-imposed objective in order to restore control back to the local and personal level. More government is not the answer.”
“I would like to thank all those who came out to vote in District 2. The key to success is to give our posterity the best education possible,” Galbraith said. “As a candidate if I am re-elected I will continue to seek and support the best educators for our youth.”
The November general election will be much busier, with two school board seats to consider, along with a Morgan County Council seat, county assessor, county clerk/auditor and county recorder position.
Three county council seats are uncontested, as are the county attorney, sheriff and treasurer seats.