Four have filed in school board raceOne week into the filing period, four candidates had stepped forward to run for a position on the Farmington School Board.
By: Nathan Hansen, The Farmington Independent
One week into the filing period, four candidates had stepped forward to run for a position on the Farmington School Board.
Eric Bartosh, Rob Carpentier, Jake Cordes and John Guist had all filed affidavits of candidacy as of Aug. 7. The seats of board members Tim Burke, Julie McKnight and Julie Singewald are all on the ballot this year. Burke has already said he does not plan to seek a second term on the board. Neither McKnight nor Singewald has made a public declaration of her plans.
All of the candidates who have filed had announced plans to run prior to the start of the filing period July 31.
Bartosh is a teacher at Valley Middle School in Apple Valley.
Carpentier is a former Farmington High School civics teacher and current girls soccer and golf coach at FHS. He currently teaches social studies and English to middle- and high school students in Medford.
Cordes is a Farmington High School graduate who is currently finishing his studies at the University of St. Thomas.
Guist is pastor of Middle Creek Vineyard Church.
Farmington residents interested in running for school board have until Aug. 13 to file an affidavit of candidacy. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, an eligible voter and a resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the election. Candidates can file their affidavit and pay their filing fee at the district office.More from around the web