UPDATED 8/20/2012 Candidates on the November ballot:
District 2: Kim Ellison
At Large: Carla Bates and Doug Mann
District 4: Patricia Wycoff and Josh Reimnitz
District 6: Tracine Asberry
In 2010, the rules for Minneapolis School Board representation were changed to provide for election of six members by district and three at-large members. In 2012, the transition will be complete, and the school board will reach a total of nine members, with elections for western Minneapolis districts 2, 4 and 6 and one at-large member. The three geographic districts use Park District boundaries.
Kim Ellison currently serves on the board after being appointed to fill a vacancy, and will be running for the District 2 (North Minneapolis) position. She is running unopposed.
Carla Bates, an incumbent finishing her first term, Doug Mann (who has also run in the past), are running for the citywide at-large seat.
Josh Reimnitz and Patty Wycoff are running for the Southwest District 4 seat.
After a spirited four-way contest in District 6, Tracine Asberry is the only remaining candidate.
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Left to right: Doug Mann, Carla Bates, Patty Wycoff, Josh Reimnitz
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Left to right: Tracine Asberry, David Weingartner, Curtis Johnson, Alex Phung (Photo by Sheila Regan)
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