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November 5, 2012

DODD'S ODDS: 2012 Election, Clark County and beyond

“Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.” — Will Rogers

It’s election time and that means it’s time for another round of Dodd’s Odds. Disclaimer — this is not necessarily the way I will vote or how I might want it to turn out Tuesday, Nov. 6.

District 5 School Board Race

Christina Gilkey — Dodd’s Odds 2:1

You know or should have known her record as a board member and specifically this past one as the board president. Two weeks ago, I would have this race a toss-up. The last three weeks I believe will turn the race.

Dale Moss — Dodd’s Odds 9:5

Who doesn’t love a newspaper columnist? As I wait for the snickering to die down I will add that Dale has the best name recognition I have seen in local politics in a long time. By just sitting idle in the race Moss has benefited greatly from the Jeffersonville High School principal fiasco in what is for me the best race to watch on the ballot.

District 7 School Board Race

Becka Christensen — 1:1

She is honest, emotional, feisty, passionate and dedicated. You will always know where she stands whether you agree with her or not. She is a true community activist in or out of office. Her total vote tally will fall far short of her election leading total last time out.

Teresa Bottorf-Perkins — 5:2

She has the intellectual pedigree and resume. She very obviously is qualified. Would a rose by any other name — albeit would Teresa Bottorf sans Perkins make a difference? I believe it would.

District 6 School Board Race

Jerry White — Dodd’s Odd 2:1

He was appointed to current his seat and has yet to be elected to an office. White was a stalwart but silent supporter of the anti-Daeschner Super Majority.

Alice Dorman Butler — 4:1

She is a very well-known activist within the school board community. She is much less well-known to those casual observers or the truly apathetic of voters on school issues. An upset is possible but not likely.

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