Thursday, September 16, 2010

Charter Commission candidates emerge

I just received a copy of the latest list of candidates running to have a seat on the Charter Commission that will analyze whether or not Concord's public school system charter should be taken away from the state Legislature and what, if any changes, should be made.
Most of my regular readers already know what I think should be done (And, no, I'm not running and I don't plan on running).
However, here are the candidates who are running:

City-wide (3 seats): Former Mayor Mike Donovan, former school board member Barbara Brown, former school board member Rod Teney, John Andrews, and current school board member Clint Cogswell.

Ward 1, 2, 3, 4 (2 seats): Local commentator and frequent city board meeting attendee Roy Schweiker, Matt Newland, a former candidate for an at-large Concord City Council seat, and Robert Gile, husband of state Rep. Mary Stuart Gile.

Ward 5, 6, 7 (2 seats): Current Ward 6 City Councilor Allen Bennett, former state Rep. Jessie Osborne, James Leon, John Stohrer, William Ardinger, husband of School Board President Kass Ardinger, and Ken Wiswell, a principal in the Gilford school system.

Wards 8, 9, 10 (2 seats): Former school board member Gerald Eaton and former school board member Martin Honigberg.

There were rumors in the Concord Monitor that current school board members Laura Bonk and Bill Glahn might be running instead of running for school board again but they obviously have not signed up to run.

If you are interested in running, stop by Roger Phillip's Office, at 104 Pleasant St. during business hours. The deadline to sign up to run is Monday, Sept. 20.

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