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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Filings slow for school board trustee elections

By Jason Stuart 
Ranger-Review Staff Writer

The deadline for candidates to file is March 27.

The Glendive Unified School Board has two seats up for election.

Jeannie Seifert, who represents the Glendive Unified District #1, is up for re-election. The seat is a three-year term.

Seifert has confirmed that she does intend to run for re-election, though she has yet to officially file.

The other GUSB trustee spot up for election is the seat currently held by Mandy Hoffman, who represents the Deer Creek High School District. That position also has a three-year term.

Hoffman also confirmed Tuesday that she intends to run for re-election.

The GUSB also has two rural high school district positions open that have been vacant for a number of years. The North Lindsay District position is currently vacant and is for a two-year term. The South Lindsay District seat is also vacant and is for a one-year term.

The Richey School Board  also has two seats up for election. Current trustees Jana Olson and Marlin Johnston are up for re-election. Both positions are for a three-year term.

Richey also has two vacant seats open that represent the Bloomfield high school districts. The Bloomfield West position is for a three-year term, and the Bloomfield East trustee serves a one-year term.

The rural elementary school districts also have several trustees up for re-election. All the rural trustee positions serve three-year terms.

Jim Durbin is up for re-election in the Lindsay Elementary District. 

Shawn Walker’s term is up in the Bloomfield Elementary District. 

In the Deer Creek Elementary District, Ben Rahr’s seat is up for election.

The Dawson Community College Board of Trustees also has two seats up for election. Current trustees Jim Squires’ and Deb Linn’s three-year terms are up.

Both Squires and Linn have announced they are not running for another term and so far, no one has stepped into the void.

Anyone interested in filing to run for any of the high school or elementary school positions need to pick up a nominating petition. Petitions can be obtained from school district clerks or from County Superintendent of Schools Steve Engebretson at the Dawson County Courthouse. 

The petitions must be completed and turned in to the district clerks or Engebretson no later than 4 p.m. on March 27.

People interested in running for DCC trustee should contact DCC president Michael Simon.

The school election will be held on May 6.

Reach Jason Stuart at rrreporter@rangerreview.com.



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