Board member and current president Ralph D. Ayres is the first and so far
the only candidate who has filed a petition of nomination to run for school
board in the General Election, according to the Porter County Voters
Registration Office this morning.
Ayres holds the
Westchester/Pine Twp. seat and is running for a second term in November.
July 23, was the first day that school board candidates could file a
petition of nomination with voters registration. The deadline to file is
Friday, Aug. 22 at noon.
The other two seats
that are up this year are an at-large seat and the Liberty Twp. seat, held
respectively by Michael Trout and Ronald Stone.
candidates are voted on by all the voters in the school district; however,
the candidates for the Westchester/Pine and Liberty seats must live in those
In school board
races, candidates run as independents and do not require declaration of
party affiliation. Members are to serve four-year terms.
can obtain a petition of nomination, or Indiana CAN-34 form, on the Indiana
Election Divisionís website,