Eight to vie for four seats on Moorhead School Board
MOORHEAD - Eight candidates, including all of the incumbents, have filed for the four seats up for election this fall on the Moorhead School Board. The seats all carry four-year terms. Incumbents whose current terms end at the close of 2012 are: ...
MOORHEAD - Eight candidates, including all of the incumbents, have filed for the four seats up for election this fall on the Moorhead School Board.
The seats all carry four-year terms.
Incumbents whose current terms end at the close of 2012 are:
• Michael Siggerud, 972 37th Ave. S., No. 3. He has served on the school board since January 2004.
• Trudy Wilmer, 6203 Oakport St. N. She has served on the board since January 2011. She was appointed by the board to a two-year term after the first-place candidate in the November 2010 election said he was unable to take the office.
She was the second-place vote-getter in that election.
• Cindy Fagerlie, 409 Horn Ave. She has served since January 2004. She is the board's vice-chairwoman.
• Lisa Erickson, 326 48th Ave. SW. She has served since January 2000. Erickson is currently chairwoman of the board.
The challengers are:
• Scott Steffes, 5804 3rd St. N.
• John Rowell, 1216 15th St. S.
• Paul Baker, 1727 33rd St. S.
• Matt Valan, 4994 110th Ave. S.
The deadline to file was Tuesday. Candidates have until 5 p.m. today to withdraw from the race.
To be listed on the ballot, candidates had to submit an affidavit of candidacy and pay a $2 filing fee.
The school board is made up of seven residents of Independent School District 152 who are elected to at-large seats.
School board members are paid $800 a month.
The school board election will be held Nov. 6 in conjunction with the general election.
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