County clerk makes ruling on school board candidate
Election officials in the Douglas County Clerk's office determined that Jay Hundley, who filed to run for the Baldwin School Board Tuesday, is in the district for position No. 6, not No. 4 as originally thought.
There was initial confusion, but after a map of the Baldwin districts was sent to the office, it was determined that Hundley, who lives south of U.S. Highway 56, will run for position No. 6 against incumbent Ande Parks.
The ruling brings another contested race, but eases a log-jam of candidates for position No. 4 a little. There are now six candidates for the No. 4 position. They are incumbent Chip Hornberger and challengers Toby Ebel, Nathan Feldt, Doug Mead, Ruth C. Barkley and Barbara Tucker.
There will be a primary election March 1 for position No. 4. It is the only race for school board or city council that will need a primary.
Position No. 2 on the school board has two candidates, incumbent Lonnie Broers and David Norris. The only unopposed position is No. 5, where Bill Busby is the lone candidates. Incumbent Ed Schulte chose not to run.
There is more information on the city council and school board races in today's Signal, which is available at news dealers and news racks around town. Additional updates on the election will also be available on this Web site as they become available.