Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Quick election update

After yesterday's post, I just wanted to give you a quick update. As of right now the school levy I voted on passed by merely 92 votes (out of 6026 votes total on that issue). Wow, am I glad I did vote for that. I'm excited about the outcome, but I hope the school recognizes that 49% of the voters are still not on board with this issue. I hope that they are cautious and provide lots of information to the community during this process of building a new high school.

Matt knew were I stood on this issue (which is where I stand for all school issues), but he was still undecided in his vote. He'd done the research and knew what this would ultimately cost us. He knew why they wanted the money and that a new high school is needed in this school distract. But it was nevertheless a tough issue for him to decide on. He called me yesterday after he'd voted to let me know that he decided to vote FOR the issue. He knew I would be happy. I told him to be proud that if our son goes to that school some day, he can say he helped to "build" it. I think that made him feel better about it.

5 comments:

d e v a n said...

wow - that was close!

Saly said...

That's great news!!

Mommy Brain said...

Isn't it exciting to see the impact you made with "one little vote". It's nice that Matt ended up voting yes and what a sweet idea about Zachariah going to that school someday. DH and I currently support different candidates in the presidential primary. (Of course, this doesn't matter because he's registered "independant" and can't vote in the primary...) We spend a lot of time debating back and forth about the election.

Shannon said...

Whew! That is great about the high school. Our school district recently tried to pass a HUGE levy that would have made a huge positive impact on our current school situation (for living in a bohunky county, we have the largest high school in the STATE) and it didn't pass. Which makes me want to move.

Jana said...

Yay! And what a slim margin - wow. And how great that Matt voted for it, too.

We're like Mommy Brain and her dh; my dh and I voted for different presidential candidates yesterday canceling each other out, but oh well, that's the way it goes, I suppose.