Written by The Herald-News Monday, 09 April 2012 14:44
A former long-time chairman of the Wolf Point School board has filed as a candidate against a freshman school board member.
Ron Jackson filed March 29 for the trustee’s position currently held by Janice Wemmer-Kegley.
Wemmer-Kegley filed for re-election on March 27.
The race is for a three-year term.
Wemmer-Kegley was elected to the school board in May 2011 for a one-year term after defeating write-in candidate Stacey Summers, 350-60.
Jackson, a 15-year incumbent and the school board’s chairman for 10-plus years, sought re-election in May 2011.
He received the fewest votes, 103, among five candidates who ran for two school board seats that expire in May 2014.
Also, on the May 8 election ballots will be three vacant school board seats representing rural high school students in the Frontier School district.
Since no candidate filed by the March 29 deadline for any of the high school district’s three vacant seats representing the Frontier School district, the ballots will have lines for write-in candidates.
Residents whose names are written on the ballots would be asked to fill the seats.
The school board may appoint members at any time to fill those vacant Frontier trustee positions.
All school board members serve without pay.
The May 8 election will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at the Wolf Point Junior/Senior High School multi-purpose room.
For the Frontier Elementary School District, Brandon Babb and Glenn Strader are both seeking re-election for the two open three-year terms.
If no write-in candidates file by Thursday, April 12, by 5 p.m., the Frontier School board has the option of cancelling the election and electing the two seeking the seats by acclimation, since they are not seeking approval for a mill levy.