OUT FOXED 2-1

Green, Slocum win; so does Fox supporter Muehlhauser
Alissa Widman Neese
Nov 6, 2013

 

A consistently split Huron school board will likely remain divided, based on the candidates elected into three available seats Tuesday.

Newcomer Eric Muehlhauser, a local attorney, received the most votes, about 17 percent, according to unofficial election results.

He will swap seats with Kevin Asher, a current board member who missed securing his seat by only about 30 votes.

The pair campaigned with candidate Nancy Bulea, who said they share similar viewpoints on most Huron Schools issues. 

Current board members Scott Slocum and Donna Green will retain their seats. They both received about 16 percent of votes.

Tuesday’s election is the district’s first since its current board members voted 3-2 to fire former Huron Schools superintendent Fred Fox for alleged misdeeds. The divisive decision was a key campaign issue this fall.

Asher voted against the firing, while Slocum and Green for it.

When contacted Tuesday night, Green said she believes community members are ready to move forward and away from the issue, based on the election results.

“I’m just so happy and humbled that the community supported us and we’re going to be able to move forward with the things we started,” Green said. “We were probably outspent 50-to-1 campaigning, so it was really a very strong, grassroots effort of a lot of people to get the word out in support of us.”

The vote was down to the wire Tuesday night, with six of the district’s seven candidates separated by less than 2 percent of the overall votes.

“It was close and unfortunately things may still be a little contentious in town because of that,” Green said. “Overall, I think the board just needs to look forward, not back. I hope the community will too.”

Muehlhauser did not return calls Tuesday night seeking comment.

Each candidate elected will serve a four-year term on the board.

Comments

enictheeltrusion

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princedenny

Donna, you may have been outspent 50-1, but you knew that you didn't need to spend as much because you had "the good old boys" network backing you. And some of those who backed you made threatening phone calls to local businesses who supported your opponents.

Thanks for stating such an obvious example of how YOU are willing to frivolously spend taxpayer money (throughout the Fox Fiasco), yet none (very little) of your own.

princedenny

Take pride Huron, in voting for people like this to serve on your BOE and work in your school system!!!

Informed

Hahahahaha! It is laughable that you say "people like this", but defend someone like Fox, who not only had affair on the taxpayers dime, but then tried to drag a highly respected administrator into his lies, tried to lie his way out of his wrongdoings, abused a work trip, and cost the district a ton of money in teacher grievances by not following the contract.

Informed

The "good old boys" would be Fox and his gang. And obviously more people do not think the money spent to get rid of Fox was frivolous than do.
Threatening phone calls? Did anyone call the police and make a police report or try to get a restraining order?

princedenny

No, the REAL "Good Old Boys" are the same families (most of which have names ending in a vowel) who have run that town and system for many, many decades. Green and Slocum answer to SoSUCKe, who answers to the teacher/coach I continuously refer to. There's a reality check for you.

Informed

Um, yeah, okay. Keep believing that lie. Who told you that? Your mighty king Fox?
Anyone that refers to his employees as "underlings" on a work email system deserves to be fired. Period.

srblogger

prince denny? the 3 on the high dollar campaign were all about getting Fox back his job wasnt they?

princedenny

They spent THEIR money, not the publics. "WASN'T they!!!!"

Nice grammar and thanks for proving your ignorance once again!!!

Huron_1969

and the self-proclaimed "prince" continues to ramble on with nonsense and twisted lies..... threatening phone calls... really... ?
Maybe you should change your name again, say "prince of fiction"

princedenny

Not lies 69.

Not going to mention names, but I have it on good authority (direct from business owners) that certain wives (of people in the system) made phone calls to businesses (who had the BAM signs on their property) threatening to boycott (along with their friends) their business if the signs weren't removed.

Granted, she's a psychotic female dog, but it goes to show you who really runs that town.

Informed

How is that a threat? I wouldn't go into their businesses either. That's the price of a business owner supporting a specific political candidate. Better to keep those things private.

Justme...

Some one says my friends and I won't patronize your business as long as you have those signs at that business, and the business owner files a police report? Its laughable.

Huron_1969

prince sure is sold on Fox.... the man crush lives !

nomorebull

Are you referring to the phone call from Sandy the wife of a conceited, selfish, self-centered head football coach!

princedenny

I choose not to mention any names, but I wouldn't disagree with anything you just said.

UgtaBkdnMe

You sound like your wife lost last night. Is that the case, C.B.?

srblogger

prince denny, please answer the question. the highly priced campaign of Asher, Beaula and the newbee all were wanting on board to bring fred back wasnt they? YES or NO please

princedenny

I don't know if that was part of their agenda or not, so I can't give you a "yes" or "no" answer.

Unlike you (and so many others on here), I don't speculate or type anything that I don't know is factual.

Mr. Right

Facts. I didn't hear any facts. Only rantings on, of opinions and delusions.

princedenny

Fact: The school district fired an employee who had an affair and SENT E-MAILS to their lover, yet still employs someone who USED STUDENTS to pass love letters back and forth to another employee of the school district. HYPOCRITES!!!!

Informed

Fact 1. That happened 15-20 years ago. It should have been dealt with at the time, and I wish it was, but it wasn't. You can blame leadership for the fact that it wasn't, and most of the current board members weren't even on the board then (oh wait, there is one--Caporini). There is nothing that can be done about that now. Simple childhood lesson--two wrongs do not make a right.
Fact 2. Fox was supposed to be the LEADER of our district. He is held to a higher expectation of professionalism than anyone else in the district because of that role. With great power comes great responsibility.
Fact 3. That was not the only reason Fox was fired.

srblogger

FACT your superintendent and BOE swept it under the rug! Today's BOE or at least 3 of them chose not to sweep a wrong doing under the rug! Can't believe you or your moran friends think its ok what he was doing.

princedenny

It's MORON, you CLUELESS IDIOT. I see you are once again showing off your superior spelling skills. Keep up the good work!!!

Mr. Right

Stop shouting. A civilized conversation, is a more credible conversation. Yelling and screaming never solves anything. Yes. I understand that in this world, capitalization of words is equivalent to shouting.

Mr. Right

For the record, 50-1 says that the prince starts crying about me not knowing what I'm talking about, regarding my shouting accusation. Also, see how stupid you look when all you can do is criticise someone, who makes a comment you disagree with, on a subject totally unrelated to the overall conversation. It's called deflection. A good trick. A desperate trick when you really have nothing of substance to say, yet have the need to still be heard.

princedenny

Mr. Right, I have no reason to CRITICIZE you.

Mr. Right

I am surprised!!!

got.integrity

Again, old business piper. What about Fox's stealing of tax payer dollars by submitting mileage for trips to visit his lover. School time+school funds+personal business=theft in office.

Retiree

They cry about people calling business but it is "ok" for the Fox supporters to spread around town to boycott a local business. What a bunch of two face evil people. Don't think the people in Huron do not know about the two Fox supporters putting out signs and pulling the other candidates signs out of the ground at polling locations. You people think you are "model citizens" in this town. Who put the A.B.M. signs right in front of other candidates signs? You people think that the law only applies to other people. Your wrong, now the ethics reports come out. Ask for donations now to pay Fox's attorney.

james4

The people of Huron have spoken!! "Yes" to the school system. They have the belief that all will be put back on the right track with this current leadership in place. No to Asher and his ramblings about the school board and the injustice done to his pal. Time to move on and put this behind us. Congrats to all in Huron.....a job done well!!!!

Julie R.

Where I voted the only signs I saw were the signs for Asher, Bulea and Muehlhauser. Maybe I didn't look hard enough but I honestly did not see any other signs but those.

Justme...

There were a TON of ABM signs at each polling place. If there were others, they were hard to see.

princedenny

Green said it in her interview that they were outspent 50-1 by the BAM group. She must not have been able to afford placing any of her signs at the voting places.

Once again, she has no problem spending taxpayer money, but does have a problem spending her own. Thanks Donna, for being such a fine example to the people of Huron. NOT!!!!

SoldOnAcorns

Tell your wife to use some conditioner and run a brush through that rats nest of hers prior to engaging the public. How one represents themselves verbally and visually speaks volumes about their character as a human being. The bar is set low so there is only room for improvement !

UgtaBkdnMe

LOL!!!!

Mr. Right

I honestly do not think she was complaining about being outspent. I rather think she was gloating about the fact that BAM spent all that money, and all it got them was a different person sitting in the one seat they already "owned".

Mr. Right

But that could be just me.

SilentMajority

I saw ABM signs that were on each side of other candidates signs....obviously placed so that they would obscure the other candidate signs. Par for the course.

Retiree

This election from the beginning was made up of corruption, fraud and moral decay. All by the people that would stop at nothing to win and use the students education money to appease a former superintendent and his attorney. Now they are trying to discredit Ms. Green. They have fabricated so many lies in the past that no one believes them anymore. This hypocrisy reminds me of the board meeting in March when two hypocrites got up and talked about tax dollars that the school lost. This money was never lost. It was negotiated during the Kalahari tax abatement for the convention center. Nothing surprises me what their next move will be. After becoming aware that these people removed candidate signs and replaced them with A.B.M. signs, shows they will never stop their corrupt ways.

UgtaBkdnMe

But their corrupt ways aren't working anymore. There is justice in this world!

worddrow811

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

eastside

The litigation pending will probably be postponed until a more favorable roster on the BOE is attained. I am guessing four to five years before this all is over.

Mr. Right

Really? If this isn't settled by this coming summer, Murry is gonna cut his losses and dump Fox. The majority on the BOE simply have to wait him out.

Mr. Right

Personally, all that is happening is a bunch of idiots crying over spilt milk. And the fact that Fox no longer has the ability to keep the liquor flowing. The good times, well, they were fun while they lasted.

Rich524

I couldn't have said it better prince

whazup

BAM didn't spend their own money for all of their expenses. They spent Mr. Nelson's, Mr. Murray's, and Mr. Wechter's money along with the money of other wealthier Fox supporters. Mrs. Green and Mr. Slocum spent enough of their money (which was reasonable for a school board election). Goes to show you - $20 - $30,000 does not buy you enough seats on a small town school board. This was a bad investment for the Fox posse.

Informed

Guess a lot of people have the moral fortitude not to be bought!

Tsu Dho Nimh

True because Mrs. Green did not spend foolishly and won. I would call her the fiscally responsible candidate.