The Board of Education currently leans 5-4 in support of Superintendent Jim McIntyre; but when Tony Norman, running unopposed, takes office in September, the numbers will flip. Whether that comes as a 5-4 or 7-2 majority will be determined by two elections on March 1.
District 5 (Farragut): Karen Carson is stepping down after three terms.
West Knox attorney Buddy Pelot has thrown his hat into the ring for election to the school board seat now held by Karen Carson, who is stepping down after three terms. It’s District 5 and includes Farragut High and surrounding communities.
He’s a partner with Egerton McAfee, but he also has a long-held interest in public education and a master’s degree in policy development and program evaluation from Vanderbilt. He has three children, two of whom have graduated from Knox County schools. The youngest is a freshman at Bearden High School.