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Filings for school board seats proliferate

Posted by: Steve Brandt under People and neighborhoods, Politics and government Updated: May 22, 2014 - 6:04 PM

There's now a four-person contest for two city-wide seats to be filled on the school board in Minneapolis this fall, and a candidate for each of three district seats.

The DFL-endorsed slate filed Thursday, consisting of incumbent Rebecca Gagnon and Iris Altamirano for the city-wide seats, and incumbent Jenny Arneson for the East Side seat in District 1, Nelson Inz for the Nokomis-area District 5 seat, and Siad Ali for the District 3 seat between them.

Also filing to run city-wide to date are Doug Mann, who has run for school board repeatedly without winning, and Richard Franson, who is making his 30th run for a variety of offices but only his second bid for school board.

Filings close June 3 for the four-year terms.

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