November 23, 2022

The winners in Marion County’s 10 school board elections

In the midterm election, there were 47 candidates were on ballots for 29 seats on 10 Marion County school boards. - WFYI file photo

In the midterm election, there were 47 candidates were on ballots for 29 seats on 10 Marion County school boards.

WFYI file photo

This story was updated.

Final election results are in for 10 Marion County school boards with open seats in the Nov. 8 midterm election. The certified election results on Nov. 17 made clear who won in some races that were too close to call in the hours and days after the the polls closed.

A single vote gave Steven Chase Lyday the win against another candidate for one of three At Large seats on the MSD of Decatur Township board. 

Dawn Downer won with just 20 votes over Tim McVey for the At Large seat on the board of the Franklin Township Community School Corp.

Vote recounts were not requested for these or any other Marion County races. 

In all, 47 candidates were on ballots for 29 seats on the school boards. Candidates mostly ran on similar platforms to improve achievement gaps among student groups and mitigate pandemic-related learning loss.

Others stressed the need to focus on wide-ranging issues of equity and how school policies impact and can better benefit all students.

The winning candidates will be sworn in for four-year terms in January. School board members do not oversee the day-to-day operations of a school corporation, but rather provide oversight. They are also responsible for hiring the superintendent, approving the budget, and creating policies for staff and students.

Here are the certified Marion County school board election results:

Beech Grove Schools Votes Percent
At Large – top three candidates win
Robert Challis – Winner 1,597 33.15%
Jannis Lynn King – Winner 1,567 32.52%
Rickey A. Skirvin – Winner 1,654 34.33%
     
MSD of Decatur Township    
At Large – top three candidates win
Judith Collins – Winner 2,991 27.27%
Dale Henson – Winner 2,899 26.43%
Steven Chase Lyday – Winner 2,540 23.16%
Jimmy Ray 2,539 23.15%
     
Franklin Township Community School Corp.    
At Large
Dawn Downer - Winner 6,019 46.04%
Tim McVey 5,999 45.89%
Adrian D. Pettis Sr. 1,055 8.07%
Northeast    
Andrew Filler - Winner 5,528 47.75%
Zach Smith Howard 6,049 52.25%
Southeast    
Larry J. Walker – Winner 9,531 100%
     
Indianapolis Public School Board    
At Large
Angelia L. Moore - Winner 38,902 100%
District 3    
Hope Y. Hampton - Winner 8,966 55.17%
Kristen Elizabeth Phair 7,287 44.83%
District 5    
Nicole Carey - Winner 6,675 100%
     
MSD of Lawrence Township    
At Large
Morgan Bailey 3,028 13.7%
Jessica Dunn - Winner 9,322 42.18%
Reginald Mcgregor 6,551 29.64%
Jennifer M. Tursi 3,198 14.47%
District 2    
Patricia Brenamen 3,789 17.39%
Janet Jacobs 7,474 34.3%
Marta Lawrence - Winner 7,641 35.06%
Nichole Sledge 2,889 13.26%
     
Perry Township Schools    
At Large - top three candidates win
Cameron Clark 5,972 14.98%
James H. Hernandez 6,071 15.23%
Chris Lewis - Winner 6,285 15.77%
Hre Mang - Winner 7,322 18.37%
Lee Shively - Winner 7,076 17.75%
Samuel Stewart Snideman 2,779 6.97%
Astin D. Vick 4,359 10.93%
     
MSD of Pike Township    
At Large - top three candidates win
Alonzo Anderson - Winner 10,799 27.37%
Guy T. Lowry 6,968 17.66%
Wayne Moore - Winner 10,394 26.35%
Terry Webster Sr. - Winner 11,290 28.62%
     
MSD of Warren Township    
At Large - top three candidates win
Terri L. Amos - Winner 6,452 26.25%
Rachel Burke - Winner 7,608 30.96%
Kevin S. Humphrey - Winner 6,169 25.1%
Dennis Orellana 4,348 17.69%
     
MSD of Washington Township    
At Large
William D. (Bill) Turner Jr. - Winner 18,995 100%
District 2    
Kristina M. Frey - Winner 13,018 56.12%
Donald B. Kite Sr. 10,177 43.88%
     
MSD of Wayne Township    
At Large – top three candidates win
Brandon Bowman - Winner 6,664 26.1%
Raimeka Graham - Winner 6,308 24.71%
Michael D. Nance - Winner 6,412 25.12%
Benjamin Wakefield 6,144 24.07%
     

 

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