In a recent election in a small town in Iowa, a man ran for his town’s school board and received zero votes.  That’s right, he didn’t even vote for himself.*

No worries. Turns out the other members of the school board appointed him anyway!

But here’s a question for all our Charter Commission candidates and, of course, every one else who wants to weigh in. Which Newton election rules (see article 8), if any, do you think need to be changed or reconsidered?

By the way candidates, please don’t respond by saying “I’m keeping an open mind about all aspects of the charter…blah, blah, blah.”  If that’s everyone’s answer to everything during this campaign, how are voters possibly going to be able choose among you?

*Thanks for CC candidate Karen Manning for calling our attention to this story.



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