Elections matter. And I’m not talking about the one that (hopefully) ended yesterday.
The Knox County Board of Education was fundamentally altered by the results of the last two election cycles, starting when Amber Rountree beat Pam Trainor in South Knoxville, Terry Hill survived a 4-way race in Hardin Valley and Patti Bounds won unopposed in North Knox County.
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.