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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 a newspaper to run her political ad. Fatouros paid to have an ad attacking opponent Ernest Horn for being unsupportive of non-English-speaking students air the night before the election. The newspaper policy forbade attack ads from running without sufficient time for an opponent’s response. The court decided that since Fatouros already paid for the ad, the newspaper was required to run it despite their policy. Naomi was already in the papers four years earlier for criticizing the inclusion of bibles in MCCSC curricula.
Bible distribution in schools criticized. (1976, July 23). The Daily Journal, 2. Newspapers.com.
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. Newspapers.com.