MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Lots of local races are being decided Tuesday night, races that will have a direct impact on families and children in the Valley area. Several seats on the Muscogee County School Board are up for grabs.
New Leader 9's Dante Renzulli spoke with all four candidates running for the District 2 seat of the Muscogee County School Board. District 2 is the race with the most candidates vying for the position.
Some of the candidates were out Tuesday doing some last minute campaigning. They all expressed relief that the work is almost over. It's been a long road and they've been on their feet non-stop over the past few months. With all of the important decisions being made for the district right now, they say they're all very interested in winning that seat to make a difference.
"We've been getting a good positives, get a lot of thumbs up, a lot of smiles, a lot of waves back to us as we're on the road here so I think it's looking great. All of my volunteers are out and a lot of them getting tired, it's been a twelve hour day, not quite yet, but we're looking forward to seven o'clock," says John Wells.
"Had to work all day, I went out and did a little campaigning this morning, me and the wife stood with the sign and then I had to go to work. I'm gonna go back out there and stand with the sign some more as the polls close," says Victor Morales.
"It's been wonderful. I feel so alive being in a campaign and doing some of the things I hadn't done for years. I just love what it's done for me, my health's even been better," said John Steed.
"The thing that stands out the most is I've done a lot of door-to-door work and just meeting with people and hearing their concerns and finding that they really are interested in making a difference. It's been very encouraging to me," says John F. Thomas.
Polls close May 20 at 7 p.m.