On Nov. 7, our community will elect three new school board members to the Hopkins School Board. Five candidates—Chris LaTondresse, Steve Semler, Fartun Ahmed, Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, and Kevin Bennett—are vying for three seats currently held by incumbents Betsy Anderson, Warren Goodroad, and Doobie Kurus, none of whom are seeking re-election.
You can read more information about each candidate in the "Voters' Guide" prepared by the Sun Sailor. Also, the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, held a School Board Candidate Forum on Oct. 12. A video of that forum is available below.
The Hopkins School Board has seven members, including four officers—chair, vice chair, treasurer, and clerk—and three directors. Board members are elected to four-year terms of office.