TRI-CITY AREA — We now know who will be in the running for local school board seats in November.
July 21 was the deadline to file with county clerk’s offices and candidates had until July 24 to withdraw their names from the ballot.
In Almont, Paul Bowman and John Brzozowski have opted to not seek re-election. That leaves just one incumbent, Jill Bowman-O’Neil, plus four others, vying for one of three seats available.
The other Almont School Board candidates include Justin Burns, Angela Edwards, James Wade Jr. and Charlton Zimmerman.
In Capac, Barry Geliske will not seek re-election. That leaves incumbent William Ellis, the current board president looking to retain his seat. John Antilla and Beverly Wheelihan have also filed. The top two vote getters will earn six year terms on the board.
In Dryden, there technically won’t be a contest since five candidates have filed for five seats.
There are three six-year terms and two two-year terms available. Those that have filed include incumbents Lori Angel, Jacquelyn Buffo, Ray Hall and Kelly Weier and newcomer Jim Napolitano. Susan Polakowski will not seek another term on the Dryden board.
In Imlay City, seven candidates have filed for three available seats. The group includes current board members Kaylee Kaeding and Marcel Lamb and challengers Alex Lengemann, Bill Lengemann, Matt Parsch, Carm Ross and Dr. Laura Zelenak.
Jim Preisel has opted to not seek re-election.
The non-partisan positions will appear on the November 3 ballot.