Steward added that his experience in politics is something that will give him an edge.
“I’ve worked within state and city government, so I understand government budgets, government financing, and a lot of the challenging aspects of that the school board members are going to have (to deal with),” he said. “I thought those qualifications led to me being, probably, a pretty good candidate.”
The Mill Creek Community School Schools at-large position was won by Missy Branscum, with 1,633 votes (53.31 percent), over Jim Bryant and Jerry Jones, who tallied 873 (28.50 percent), and 557 votes (18.18 percent) respectively.
Timothy A. Whicker ran unopposed for the Clay Township position, while Franklin Township was claimed by Gina Boatright, with 1,854 votes (63.86 percent) to Charlie Morris’ 1,049 (36.14 percent).
The Northwest Hendricks Community School Board race featured two unopposed candidates, in Judy Pingel, at-large, and Steve Sprecher, Middle Township.
The Plainfield Community Schools Guilford Township race was won by Scott J. Flood, with 6,667 votes (27.63 percent), Dana L. Johnson, 6,072 votes (25.17 percent), and David E. Mansfield, with 5,873 votes (24.34 percent).