Area School Board, City Council Seats Up for Grabs 17 Aug 11

The race is on around the area for school board seats and city council vacancies around the area.

Yesterday was the final day to file for candidacy in those races, and 10 individuals have filed for five available spots on the New Prague Area Schools Board of Education.

The four-year terms of board members Larry Pint (Pihnt), Tim Rybak (Rye-back), Tammy Pexa, and Dennis Havlicek are up for grabs. Pint and Rybak are not seeking re-election, but incumbents Pexa and Havlicek are being challenged by Brian James, Mark Ritter, John Kluegel, Jeanne Kubes, and Kytyn Schoenbauer.

There is also one two-year term available, due to recent resignations and board appointments. Incumbent Sherry Brooks is being challenged by Christopher Tuma-Smith and Daryl Bauer for that term.

Six Jordan residents will vie for three four-year seats on their school board.

There will also be a lot of political turnover in Shakopee: as of yesterday morning, two individuals, including the incumbent, filed for the two-year mayor position, eight persons filed for two city council seats, and five candidates will fight for three openings on the school board.

With no primaries in any of these races, elections will be held Tuesday, November 8.