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Filing deadline next Thursday for school trustee elections

| March 16, 2023 12:00 AM

The filing deadline for school board candidates is 4 p.m. next Thursday, March 23. As of Monday, no candidates had filed yet for three three-year seats on the Charlo School Board, currently held by LaDonna Fryberger, Daniel Cahoon and Graydon Cross.

In Arlee, one candidate, incumbent Jason Stockdale, has filed for two three-year terms.

Other openings and candidate filings include:

Polson: Incumbents Chanel Lake and Joanna Browning have filed for two openings.

Ronan: Three openings are available for three-year terms; as of Monday, incumbents Bob Cornwell and Jesse Lytton have filed, along with Levi Read who is running for the seat currently held by Rich Janssen Jr.

St. Ignatius: Incumbents Peter Matt and Mary Leishman have filed for two three-year terms.

Valley View: Two candidates have filed to represent the rural elementary district: Amanda Jackson (two-year term) and Kyla Jaeger (three-year term).

Swan Lake/Salmon Prairie: Kvande Anderson has filed for a three-year term.

Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy forms are available online at, at school district offices or from the Lake County Election Office in Polson.

Ballots will be mailed April 12-17 and must be returned to the Lake County Election Office by Tuesday, May 2.

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