Thursday, March 26, 2015
C. J. Huff's plan- Anne Sharp wins even if she loses
Roberts would not be able to serve on the board of education so Board President Anne Sharp would remain on the board and he would control at least four and possibly five seats on the board, depending on what happens in the three-way race between Melinda Campbell, Nancy Good, and Jennifer Martucci.
At that point, it never occurred to Huff that Lane Roberts could still win, though he has said he would not be able to serve. By the time, Nixon made the appointment, it was too late for Roberts to have his name removed from the ballot. The ballots had already been printed and were already at the Jasper County Clerk's office.
Then Huff begin hearing that more and more people were talking about voting for Roberts anyway and forcing the new board to have to appoint a replacement for Roberts.
At that point, sources in Huff's inner circle told the Turner Report, he began researching the possibility of simply allowing Anne Sharp to continue on the board if Koch and Roberts are elected. The same plan, of course, would not be used if Sharp and Roberts were elected. Koch would have zero chance of being appointed.
At this point, the sources say, Huff believes he can keep Anne Sharp on the board no matter how the voting turns out.