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School board member seeks re-election via write-in campaign

One more name will be added to the Tuesday, Nov. 3 District 833 School Board election, sort of.

Current school board member Denise Kapler has started a write-in campaign for re-election.

Kapler chose not to file for re-election earlier this fall.

But over the last several weeks, Kapler, who was first elected to the school board in 2001, said she began to hear from supporters who encouraged her to start a write-in campaign.

"People are asking me to step up to the plate to help -- they were telling me 'We need you to step up, we need your voice,'" Kapler said. "And I have such a passion for the education of the children that I felt I could give back."

Kapler said she plans to get the word out about her write-in campaign any way she can.

The Nov. 3 school board election ballot will feature the names of 10 candidates who are vying four seats on the board.

Those names include incumbents Marsha Adou and Tracy Brunnette, and challengers Alberder Gillespie and Katie McElwee-Stevens, who have previously served appointed terms on the board. Other challengers on the ballot include Edward Nowak, Laurie Johnson, Walt Lyszak, David Kemper, Gina Taft and Mike Thissen.

For more on this story see the Wednesday, Oct. 28 print edition of the Woodbury Bulletin

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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