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Greendale School Board Race Heats Up

Spring 2013 election becomes more competitive as six candidates file papers to run for school board.

Six candidates have filed papers to be on the ballot for three positions on the Greendale School Board this spring, according to the school district.

All three incumbents—Thomas Slota, Victoria McCormick and board-appointee Melanie Kuzmanovic—have filed papers seeking election this spring.

Additionally, community members Kathleen Weid Vincent, Katie Mevis and Roger Dalkin have filed papers with the school district indicating their candidacies.

The five-member Greendale School Board will have three open positions on the spring 2013 ballot.

The two candidates with the most votes will serve three-year terms. The candidate coming in third will serve one year, filling the remainder of Jim Schutte’s term on the board, which is due to expire in 2014. Kuzmanovic was appointed by the board to fill Schutte’s position this summer. Dalkin had also applied for that position.

The spring election will be held on Tuesday, April 2. A primary will not be necessary.

Janine Anderson January 04, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Hi everyone! We'd love to help connect Greendale residents with their school board candidates, and an online forum sounds like a great possibility. We'll work to set something up. If we are able to do it, do you have any suggestions for what might work well (timing, length, format)? - Janine Anderson, Patch Associate Regional Editor
John January 04, 2013 at 11:32 PM
I think a mix of some public meetings, not one debate but perhaps public sessions where each of the people running for office sit at the public library or in one of the schools and answers questions. Video taping and posting the video would be good for those who can't make it to the session. The online forum could be a few questions a week until the spring election day.
Jason Patzfahl January 09, 2013 at 04:33 AM
PUBLIC listening sessions/debates are the way to go - not an online forum. Too many of Greendale's residents are seniors who do not access the internet. And we all know that people get a little "ugly" online sometimes and 95% of what is posted and read is worthless comments. ~ this one excluded of course!!!
Jason Patzfahl January 09, 2013 at 04:37 AM
Thanks for thinking of me, but I am quite involved in my children's education and extracurricular activities in MANY ways. And to be quite honest, I just don't have the time to run right now. I am also taking classes and making a possible career change. Maybe next year, or when I have more time and aren't spreading myself so thin. Are you running in your community?
CowDung January 11, 2013 at 03:38 PM
I'm not enough of a union puppet to be successful in a run for school board.

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