Apr 06, 2021 11:24 AM

8 candidates, including 3 incumbents, on St. Joseph school board ballot today

Posted Apr 06, 2021 11:24 AM
Sample ballot provided by Buchanan County Clerk's office.
Sample ballot provided by Buchanan County Clerk's office.

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

Eight candidates are on the ballot today for three seats on the St. Joseph School Board.

The vote could become an addendum to the vote on the $107 million bond issue. Three of the candidates are incumbents involved in the decision to ask voters to approve the issue which would convert the district from a three-high school district into a two-high school district.

Incumbent Lute Atieh is vice president of the school board. Larry Koch is also running for re-election. Rich Gehring is running for election after being appointed to replace Seth Wright, who left the board when he left St. Joseph.

Challengers on the ballot include entrepreneur David Foster, retired educator David Jordan, businessman Colby Oyerly, business owner LaTonya Williams, and community activist Kenneth Reeder.

The eight are running for three three-year terms on the seven-member St. Joseph Board of Education.