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Candidate drops out of school board race

Posted by: Alejandra Matos under Politics and government Updated: August 5, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Andrew Minck, one of seven candidates for two citywide school board seats, announced Monday he his suspending his campaign.

Minck did not explain why he suspended his campaign. Minck, who lives in the Fulton neighborhood, taught in Arizona through Teach for America and was an administrator at the Twin Cities Academy and Twin Cities Academy High School in St. Paul. 

In a letter sent out to reporters, Mink said he encourages voters to "seek candidates who have dedicated themselves to improving outcomes for all students, especially those who have traditionally been under-served by our city’s school system." 

The primary election is Aug. 12. Four of the now six candidates will be eligible for the general election in November. 

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