With about 95% of the precincts now reporting, Gracie Porter looks like the unofficial runaway winner for the Metro School Board's District 5 seat, as she is enjoying about 55% (2,573) of the vote. Her three rivals are each netting below 20% of the vote. District 5 appears to have struck back at Council member Michael Craddock's backroom attempts--in cahoots with the Davidson County Republican Party--to misrepresent their interests on the Board of Education. The 17 Council members who voted with Michael Craddock may not have listened to District 5 voters back in May; but they sure as hell ought to be able to hear them in August.
08/04/2006, 6:00 p.m. Update: Bruce Barry writes a noteable synopsis of yesterday's BoE elections, including a dressing-down of what appears to me to be the Chamber of Commerce PAC's naked attempt to flex its post-election influence over our BoE.