by Dennis Dalman
At the general election Nov. 6, Sartell and St. Stephen voters will decide four seats on the seven-member Sartell-St. Stephen School Board.
Ten candidates have filed for those positions — eight of them for the three full four-year terms and two for a partial, two-year term.
Those whose four-year terms will be up for election or re-election are those now held by Lesa Kramer and Greg Asfeld. One of the four-year terms was held by Patrick Jacobson-Schulte, who resigned earlier this year because he and his family had moved outside the school-district limits.
The two-year term up for election was held by Julie Zupfer Anderson, who resigned earlier this year from the board because of what she said was a lack of agreement about where the board was headed.
Temporary appointments were made to fill those two positions. The school board voted to appoint Chris Gross and Gary Schnellert to fill those vacancies until after the Nov. 6 election. Both men have filed for re-election — Gross for a four-year term, Schnellert for the two-year term.
At the polls Nov. 6, voters will have the option of voting for three of the eight names for the three full, four-year terms. In addition, voters will have the option of voting for one name among the two candidates who filed for the two-year term: Michelle Meyer or Gary Schnellert.
The names of candidates who filed for the four-year terms are Christopher Condon, Krista Laurich Durrwachter, Dan Goetz, Chris Gross, Jason Nies, Pam Raden, Molly Vogt and Keith Yapp.
The other members on the school board, whose terms will continue, are Mary McCabe and Dan Riordan. Lesa Kramer and Greg Asfeld did not file for re-election.