Interest is high for the three seats up for election on the Warren County School Board with 10 people picking up qualifying papers with over a month to go for qualifying.
The 1st District already has a contested race as both James Bennett and Wallace Stevens have qualified to seek the seat which is presently held by Jeff Lee.
Deadline to seek the three district seats is at noon April 3. Positions up for grabs this August represent half the school board. The board is made up of six members who serve on staggered four-year terms. The other three members will come up for election in two years. The elected School Board, in turn, appoints the director of schools.
The districts up for election this August include the first, which includes the second and third regular county election districts; the third, which includes the fourth and fifth election districts and the fifth which includes the ninth and 10th county districts.
While no one has qualified in the other districts, the 3rd District already has four potential candidates who have picked up qualifying papers. They include incumbent Michael Adamson and potential opponents Brian Curran, Helen G. Martin and Joe Smith.
The 5th District is in a similar position but with three potential candidates. Among those eyeing the seat are incumbent Linda Blair and potential challengers Ellen Ware Brazle and James T. Jacobs.
All three incumbents are now finishing their first terms of office and are reportedly all planning to seek re-election.