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November 5, 2012

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


District 2 School Board Race

Tony Hall — Dodd’s Odds 2:1

Probably the one to beat in this race and a former school teacher. I think it will be close, but when he started using the name Clay Tony Hall, one saw the major advantage of the political name game.

Vickie Boisseau — Dodd’s Odds 3:1

An old Oak Park girl will always be tough to compete with in any contest. She is professional and likable. Vickie is very much in the race.

Fred Krenke — Dodd’s Odds 10:1

He was a school teacher and they will always attract some votes. It’s hard to see him beating Hall. He does potentially inherit the role of spoiler and could garner enough votes from another former teacher for Boisseau to sneak in the office.

District 1 County Commissioner

Ed Meyer — Dodd’s Odds 2:1

When you get your hand caught in the political cookie jar with crumbs on your face, it is best to deny, deny, deny; then deflect and throw the county attorney under the bus. The current state of Clark County politics will be evident for all to see when he is still re-elected. If that happens, the buzz is to look for a new county attorney.

Rick Stephenson — Dodd’s Odds- 5:2

I know very little about Rick Stephenson and that’s the problem. If I don’t know much I am sure the voting public doesn’t as well. He will surely get some anti-Meyer vote but it won’t be enough to overcome strong Democratic Party support.

District 2 County Commissioner

Jack Coffman — Dodd’s Odds- 2:1

Coffman as a former office-holder has name recognition. There will be some anti-incumbent voting and with the votes he already brings, Coffman will prevail. If Ed Meyer wins, Coffman will be odd man out on the power pyramid.

Les Young — Dodd’s Odds- 4:1

After John Perkins was appointed by a caucus of party officials, Les inherited the same spot as Mike Moore then held — the odd man out when it came to being on the short end of the 2-1 vote. In a political paradox, Young will suffer more voter fallout from the Ed Meyer real estate controversy than Ed Meyer himself.

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