A lot of attention and controversy surrounds two school districts.
There was a shakeup in the Fort Wayne Community School Board election. Seventeen candidates were running for four positions.
And in EastAllenCounty, residents voted against a property tax hike.
The referendum was intended to eliminate the school district's deficit.
Without a doubt there's been alot debate lately in EastAllenCounty. School officials say the referendum was the only way to go.
But residents were not in favor of a tax hike for the sake of education.
And in Fort Wayne, it was a jam-packed school board race.
All four incumbents ran, but only Mark GiaQuinta was reelected.
On top if it this election certainly brought bitterness between them.
It's been a difficult battle for a difficult position. Debate surrounded the 15-million-dollars worth of cuts the Fort Wayne school board made earlier this year.
A dark cloud also hovered over board member Kevin Brown's DUI in September.
Many wanted him to resign, but he ran for re-election anyway. But, Brown along with two other incumbents will not be coming back for a second term.
The referendum would have brought in up to $8-million. This follows the major district redesign passed last month. The school board voted to close six schools and restructure several others. It wasn't a big surprise that the referendum failed.
Today FOX Fort Wayne was at the polls talking with East Allen voters. All but one voted against the tax hike.
Since the referendum failed the district will need to make another $1.2-million- worth of cuts. Officials say there’s a good chance extracurricular activities will be the first to go, but teacher cuts are not off the table.
Another highly contested race was for Allen County Criminal Court Judge.
Judge Ken Scheibenberger has been an AllenCounty judge for the past 18-years.
This is the first time he's had two opponents.
And now switching over to the AllenCounty Commissioner race.
Incumbent Republican Linda Bloom beat out Democrat Mike Avila. While, Republican Therese Brown was uncontested. She will take over Bill Brown's seat.