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Naomi Fatouros, of Bloomington, Indiana, ran for Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) Board Trustee in both 1976 and 1980. In the fall of 1980, Fatouros made headlines after a court ordered the local newspaper to run a political ad (paid for by Fatouros) attacking her opponent, Ernest Horn, for not supporting non-English-speaking students. Fatouros scheduled the ad to be published night before the election, which went against the newspaper's policy that barred attack ads from running without sufficient time for an opponent’s response. The court determined that since Fatouros already paid for the ad, the newspaper was required to run it despite their policy.

This wasn't the first time Fatouros made headlines: four years earlier, she was a vocal critic of the inclusion of bibles in the MCCSC curricula. 


Bible distribution in schools criticized. (1976, July 23). The Daily Journal, 2.

Naomi Fatouros. (1976, October 31). NAOMI FATOUROS candidate for MCCSC SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE DISTRICT SIX. The Times-Mail. Bedford, IN. 

Star Southern Indiana Bureau. (1980, November 4). Newspaper carries candidate’s ad after court ruling. The Indianapolis Star, 6.

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