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GET OUT THE VOTE FOR RuCo ZONE 6 School Board ON MARCH 5th!

Rutherford County Zone 6 School Board race will be decided at the March 5th primary. Learn about the candidates and get out the vote for strong public schools!

Rutherford County Zone 6 School Board race will be decided at the March 5th primary. Your vote matters!

ZONE 6 school board candidates:

Republican Primary Ballot:

Butch Vaughn (R)

Chase Williams (R)

Democratic Primary Ballot:

​NO CANDIDATES

Zone 6 represents Murfreesboro neighborhoods on the west, southwest, central and northern sides of the city. The zone consists of Rutherford County Commission Districts 13, 15 and 16.

You may request either ballot in the March primary.

Polls open from 7:00 AM till 7:00PM the day of the election. 

You may vote at any polling location. Click below for a list of all locations.

 

ABOUT THE CANDIDATES FOR ZONE 6 SCHOOL BOARD

(information from 1/17/24 article from the Daily News Journal)

BUTCH VAUGHN

  • A retired district principal, Vaughn has support from outgoing board chair Shelia Bratton.

  • Grew up in Rutherford County and graduated in 1963 from Central High School 

  • Earned a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in education administration and an education specialist's degree from MTSU

  • Taught math and physical education, and served as the assistant football coach at Central High

  • Vaughn became a local banker for five years before returning to education to become teacher, football coach, assistant principal and principal at Central Middle.

  • Served as founding principal at Blackman Middle in 2002,

  • Vaughn recognized as statewide principal of the year

  • Established a "summer transition academy" at Blackman with grant funds to help students behind on being prepared for high school

  • Vaughn became principal at Oakland High in 2006

  • Vaughn finished his career in education as an adjunct professor at MTSU. His university job included overseeing student teaching to train education majors.

  • Primary focus areas of his campaign include: communication and transparency, attracting and retaining outstanding teachers and success for all students

CHASE WILLIAMS

  • Williams trains Tennessee Walking Horses, plays organ for horse shows and provides volunteer campaign work for local candidates.

  • Known as a school parents advocate, including giving parents choices on whether children should wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Williams has support from board member Tammy Sharp, the previous chairman

  • Williams has lived in Murfreesboro since 2019 after growing up in Lebanon in neighboring Wilson County.

  • Is a taxpayer with a nephew and two nieces attending either Rutherford County Schools or Murfreesboro City Schools

  • Williams said he is a conservative Republican but views serving on the school board as not being about politics.

  • Wants parents to have the ability to decide what is best for their children

  • Williams wants less focus on standardized testing and more on classroom observations by established district and state educators with a goal of improving instruction

Both candidates are competing as Republicans in the March 5 primary. The winner will advance unopposed to the Aug. 1 election for a four-year term to represent Zone 6. 

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WE NEED TO STAY ENGAGED WITH EACH OTHER AND OUR SCHOOL BOARDS BEYOND ELECTION DAY!

Do you want to work with others in Rutherford County and across the state to help make sure every student has access to safe, honest, and equitable public education?

JOIN the #PublicSchoolStrongTN Campaign!

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