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Election 2012

November 6, 2012

School board candidates waiting things out

ANDERSON, Ind. — Those running in contested races for their respective school boards say things seem to be going well, but it’s hard to tell what will happen.

“I think things are going OK, but it’s hard to know,” said Virginia Chapman, Anderson Community Schools South Position 1 challenger.

She said she’s received a lot of support as she’s visited polls and that she feels being elected is “certainly within the realm of possibility,” but that she’ll go with the flow.

Incumbent Tim Long said he’s just waiting to see how things go. With mobility issues, he said he hasn’t been out today or heard anything.

But he participated in early voting, where he said he received support from voters.

“No matter how good you feel or negative you feel, it doesn’t matter until votes are counted,” he said, adding he’s hoping for the best, though.

Running for South Madison School Corp. District 4, incumbent Amy McGinnis has been out since 6 a.m. and has seen a steady turnout.

“I’m so proud of people coming out to vote,” she said. “Whether they’re voting for me or not, it’s important.”

She said she’s not worried about her opponent, Larry Higgins, she just wants to hear concerns and share her voice.

Higgins said things seem to be going well as he’s gotten a good response and seen a steady flow of people.

“I’ve heard a lot of concerns,” he said. “The demolition of the (old high) school is a big topic.”

It’s something he’d hate to see go, he said, but he’ll see how the election turns out first.

The other contested race in the county is between Tamara Cornelious and Rodney Tobias in Madison-Grant United School Corp. District 1.

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