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Few contested races in upcoming CA board, village elections
Few contested races in upcoming CA board, village elections

Nearly all of this year's Columbia Association board and village board races have already been decided — even though the election isn't until April 21. That's because there is only one contested race out of the six CA board seats on the ballot. Moreover, only three of the 10 villages in Columbia have contested races for village board seats and in five villages, there are more open seats than candidates. The lack of contested races is not unusual, according to CA board chairman Michael Cornell. "People tend to get involved when there's a perception that something's wrong," he said. "When there isn't a lot of interest in a local race,...

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