The Estacada News is providing it's recommendation on local school boards races appearing on the May 18 ballot.

SNYDERThe only contested race for the Estacada School Board is in Zone 3 between incumbent Helena Snyder and newcomer John Walper. Our recommendation is to return Snyder to the board for another term.

Snyder's occupation as a private investigator — requiring a curious and inquisitive mind — makes her a good choice.

Snyder has been part of the board as it navigated the unknown of the COVID-19 pandemic — no easy feat. She's earned re-election.

District voters will also return four others to their board positions, all of whom are running unopposed: Rosa Martinez (Zone 1), William Johnston (Zone 2), Rochelle Shibahara (Zone 4) and Joe Behrman (Zone 5).

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