To win, you sometimes just have to keep plugging until everyone else wears out. Ask Paul Weist: after (correct me if I'm wrong) three unsuccessful bids for a school board seat, Paul finally gets his crack at government. He was the only filer for the one-year seat on the board, so the job is his. Congrats to my fellow grad student for persistence! (Now, Paul, how about an official blog from a school board member? Call me: I'll set you up on RealMadison.org!)
While I'm happy for Paul, I am disappointed there will be no election for school board (I know, I have no one to blame but myself). Incumbents Steve Nelson and Michelle Tucek filed for the other two seats and received no challengers. On the good side, we save a little money on an election. On the bad side, we miss out on the annual opportunity to hear candidates' views in the paper and on the radio and have a community conversation about the policies and goals of our school district.
Oh well—we'll just have to keep that conversation going here.
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