Joined: Jan. 2006
As I vaguely recall, the last Kansas school board election was ominous. Not all members come up for election every time; there's an overlap. In November, four of them were running, and all were re-elected. Three of the four were creationists. Next election, four more are up for re-election, and all four of them are currently pro-science people. Informed observers have written that all four creationist seats on the State school board are safe and solid, while half of the six pro-science seats are touch-and-go.
That's two years away, and at that time, another creationist majority seems more likely than not - pro-science Kansans keep thinking they've defeated the forces of ignorance, but creationism never sleeps. The underlying problem seems to be, an *absolute majority* of registered Kansas voters are creationists. Running as a pro-science candidate is risky to fatal. If you're pro-science and you want to be elected, you avoid this topic at all costs.