The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

June 12, 2013

School leaders: Now is the time to think about run for office

By Charlene Bielema
Herald Editor

---- — CLINTON — Four seats will be decided at this fall’s Clinton School Board election, and school district leaders say now is the time for potential candidates to start thinking about a run for office.

Nomination papers to become a candidate will be available in the district’s business office beginning July 8 and must be submitted by Aug. 1. The school board election is set for Sept. 10.

Candidates will be running for the seats currently filled by Gregg Obren, Missey Sullivan-Pope, Jack Wenzel and Mercia Wolf.

Of those four, Wolf declared Monday night that she will not be seeking re-election. Wenzel said he probably will run, while Obren has not yet decided. Sullivan-Pope was not at the meeting due to a death in the family, Superintendent Deb Olson said.

The seven-member board also includes Devin Guillory, Jim McGraw and Jenny Green.

A full list of school board meeting dates for the 2013-2014 school year was approved by the board Monday night. Go to Clintonherald.com to see that list.