Forest Lake and South Washington County have contests for school board seats. White Bear Lake incumbents are running unopposed.
Incumbents Dan Kieger, a local home security business owner from Lino Lakes, and Rob Rapheal, a software engineer and business owner from Scandia, will be vying to return to the board. John Beckstrom, a Realtor from Forest Lake; Julie Corcoran, a Forest Lake resident and former board member; John Freed, an engineer from Columbus; Connie Sutherland, a marketing coordinator from Lino Lakes, and Gail Theisen, a community event organizer from Forest Lake, also will be vying for the four seats.
South Washington County
Seven residents will be running for three seats on South Washington County's school board.
Incumbents Ron Kath, an accountant from Cottage Grove; Leslee Boyd, a parent volunteer from Woodbury; and Jim Gelbmann, a deputy secretary of state from Woodbury, will be running for re-election to their current seats.
Steve Lagoon, a substitute teacher from Cottage Grove; Katie Schwartz, a stay-at-home mom and volunteer of St. Paul Park; Joe Ryan, a veteran and risk management consultant from Woodbury; and Lezlie Schriver, a stay-at-home mom from Cottage Grove, also will be vying to fill the three seats.
White Bear Lake
Three candidates who are currently on the school board will be running unopposed for re-election to the White Bear Lake school board.
They are Chris Hiniker, trans- portation planner from White Bear Township; Cathy Storey, community volunteer from Vadnais Heights, and Lori Swanson, community volunteer from White Bear Township.