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Eleven seats on various local school boards will be up for election on the May ballot. Seats on the Clackamas Fire Board and local water-district boards also have March 21 filing deadline.
Three seats on the Gladstone School Board, four seats on the Oregon City School Board and four seats on the North Clackamas School Board will be up for election. All three of the boards are expected to have election candidates who recently have been appointed.
As previously reported, Self Enhancement COO Libra Forde was appointed to the North Clackamas board. Oregon City received 14 applications from local voters who wanted to fill an open seat on its school board.
Current board chair Kristin Eaton, who has served in Gladstone's Position 5 since 2007, has announced she plans to step down in June, which will leave the seat open.
Appointed in June 2017, Gladstone robotics coach Steve Stewart currently holds Position 3 and will have to file for election if he wants a chance to keep his seat after June 30.
Gladstone's Position 4 currently is held by Stacie Moncrief, who as previously reported was appointed to the school board in July to serve the remaining year of a term for another board member who had resigned.
Moncrief is expected to file for election in May, which, if she is approved by voters, would give the principal of Gilbert Park Elementary School in the David Douglas School District her first full four-year term on the Gladstone School Board.
To qualify as a candidate, you must be a registered voter who has been a district resident for at least one year. Candidates must file for positions with the county elections office by March 21.