Two Tigard-Tualatin School Board seats challenged, one a three-way race
Two challenged Tigard-Tualatin School Board races – one of them a three-way race – are set for the May 21 ballot. The deadline to file was Thursday.
For Position 2, incumbent Terri Burnette will go against Gigi Olguin and Ben Bowman for a four-year term. In the Position 4 seat, incumbent Jill Zurschmeide is being challenged by Edward S. Childress.
Burnette, who has served on the board for the last four years, is a volunteer at Tigard High School and previously worked as a reading specialist in the district.
Olguin is a business developer for the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and has served on both the Tualatin Public Library Advisory Committee and the Tualatin Advisory Council while Bowman is a legislative affairs specialist for the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators and has served on the Tigard-Tualatin School District Strategic Plan Committee. He also served as a legislative assistant in the Oregon Legislature.
In the Position 4 race, Zurschmeide, who has been a Tigard-Tualatin School Board member for the last 12 years, has served as a board development specialist for the Oregon School Boards Association and currently volunteers at Byrom Elementary School.
Childress works as a business manager and served in the U.S. Navy.
Over in the Sherwood School District, two seats are open with both incumbents Jessica Adamson and Sue Hekker running unchallenged.