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Three file for District 833 School Board election on opening day of filing period

Three people have filed to run for the District 833 School Board, including two of three incumbents whose terms end later this year.

Board members Leslee Boyd of Woodbury and Ron Kath of Cottage Grove filled out their campaign paperwork Tuesday, the first day of the filing period. Another Cottage Grove resident, Steve Lagoon, also filed to run for one of the three seats, ensuring himself a spot on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Board member Jim Gelbmann of Woodbury, whose term ends this year, said he plans to seek re-election.

Candidates must be 21 years old by Jan. 1, 2012 and have lived in the district for at least 30 days before the election.

Packets containing information about becoming School Board member, including affidavits of candidacy and campaign manuals from the Secretary of State's Office, are available at the District Service Center, 7362 East Point Douglas Road in Cottage Grove from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The filing deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. There is a $2 cash filing fee.

Questions about the candidate information night or filing for the upcoming School Board election can be addressed to Mary Amidon, administrative assistant to the superintendent, at (651) 458-6201.

School Board members are paid $4,800 annually plus an additional $50 monthly stipend for mileage and supplies.