School Board elections for the Caesar Rodney School District were held on Tuesday. Two available seats were open on the board. William Bush won the right to keep his seat by a landslide on Tuesday and Scott Wilson will be filling the seat that is being vacated by David Henderson
School Board elections for the Caesar Rodney School District were held on Tuesday. Two available seats were open on the board. The at-large seat with a two-year term was up for grabs between incumbent William Bush and Aaron LeFort.
Bush won the right to keep his seat by a landslide on Tuesday. Results from the Kent County Board of Elections showed a total of 820 votes were cast for Bush and 157 votes for LeFort.
“I’m very appreciative and thankful to the community for giving me to opportunity to serve,” Bush said. “Going through this process I got to meet a lot of people in the community. I learned a lot of great ideas. I’m going to try and incorporate a lot of those ideas. There are a lot of things I believe in, such as transparency, which I want to keep moving forward with.”
LeFort said despite the results, he was happy to participate in the election and wants the best for the district.
"I really enjoyed the election process and expressing my ideas to the constituents of the CRSD,” LeFort said. “I truly believe education is a local community responsibility.
“My grassroots effort allowed me to listen to the constituents,” he added. “I discovered that constituents want their voices heard and have a hunger for transparency. I hope my opponent takes into account the opinions of the constituents to provide our children the best educational experience. I wish him the best.”
The race for the at-large seat, which comes with a five-year term, was a much tighter race. Scott Wilson came out on top with 430 votes. John G. Moore was a close second with 355 votes and David Sechler came in third with 251 votes.
Wilson has plans to hit the ground running.
“There’s certain things I want to look at,” Wilson said. “Fiscal issues and making CR the best it can be academically and the athletics are important as well. I’m going to meet up with the current board members to try and get up to speed in the next few months before I start.”
Despite the outcome of the election, Sechler had positive things to say.
“I’m disappointed but congratulations to the winners,” Sechler said. “I’m hoping all goes well for the CR school district.”
Moore still has his eye on the prize.
“I’m very happy for those that won,” Moore said. “I wish them all the best in serving the students, the teachers, the staff and the community. I think that with the great turn out I received as far as voting, people find me to be a relevant candidate and have a lot to offer so when time permits and when the time is right, I’ll run again.”
The terms for Bush and Wilson will begin on July 1. Bush’s term will run out on June 30 of 2015. Wilson’s term will run out on June 30 of 2018.