I received a piece of election mail today, the first of the season. It was from Charles F. Luce, an incumbent Wilkes-Barre Area School Board Director. In it he points out that he received the Republican nomination but lost the Democratic nod by 12 votes. He points out that he is "still a Democrat but on the Republican ballot."
And that's all it said!
The school board was envisioned as a non-partisan position. That's why the members are not paid and the candidates are allowed to cross file for election.
None of the issues facing our schools were addressed. Not even the usual I did this, that and the other and want to do better in the future.
Vote for me because I'm a Democrat, pretty lame.
Note: The picture is of Coughlin High School in 1919 from Capt'n Clint's Place.