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Religious rightwing candidates win seats on Conway School Board

The politically active Christian right wing has claimed two seats on the Conway School Board.
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Conway School Board candidates file finance reports; Milburn leads in donations

Conway School Board candidate Bill Milburn leads all other candidates in fundraising. He's running against incumbent Trey Geier. Two other candidates are vying for another board seat.

Two Conway School Board elections are on the ballot

Voters will decide two races for the Conway School Board. Neither one of them is without controversy.

Voters react to Conway School Board elections where the conservatives lost despite governor's endorsement

Voters supporting the victories of two challengers to "conservative" Conway School Board incumbents celebrated at an election watch party, on social media, with pictures of hugs and tears and with plenty of exclamation points.

Challengers beat two incumbents in contentious Conway School Board elections

School board elections are nonpartisan in Arkansas, but the Conway races became so contentious and aligned with political ideology that Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined the fray and endorsed the two self-styled conservative incumbents. Sanders' picks lost. The winners pledge to focus on education, not divisive culture war issues.

Conway School superintendent, board member seek to mix religion into public education

A Conway School Board member who's seeking a full term in Tuesday's elections tried to shame his opponent on Facebook on Thursday for not joining in a National Day of Prayer event outside the Faulkner County Courthouse. And the school district's superintendent announced at the courthouse event that he believes we need prayer in schools.

Early voting underway for two Conway School Board races

The Conway School District has been a canary in the coal mine, alerting the rest of the state of impending book bans and attacks on transgender students. Two self-proclaimed conservative incumbents are hoping to hold on to their seats, while their challengers indicate they'd steer the school board away from hot-button political maelstroms and get back to the basics.

Arkansas school board races are nonpartisan, but a Conway board member up for reelection wants you to know he's a Republican anyway

In a social-media post about his campaign this week, Bill Milburn said he's a "Republican conservative."