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Anoka-Hennepin School Board Election
Candidate Filing Timeframe: August 1-15, 2017
General Election: November 7, 2017
Office Term Begins: January 8, 2018
The Anoka-Hennepin School District is the largest school district in Minnesota, with an annual enrollment of approximately 38,000 students. As a result, school board members serve as leaders not only in Anoka-Hennepin but also statewide. It is vital that candidates elected to the Anoka-Hennepin School Board are capable individuals of integrity and good character, committed to ensuring student privacy for all, parents’ rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and an environment for educational excellence for all students as servant leaders.
School Board Member Position:
- The Anoka-Hennepin School Board typically meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Sandburg Education Center, 1902 Second Avenue, in downtown Anoka, MN
- Each of the six school board members serves on a few committees within the School District—meeting several additional hours each month
- School Board Members usually spend several day time hours every month visiting schools in their district and participating in school events—such as annual high school graduations
- Candidates elected to office begin their term January 8, 2018 and serve for four years
- Annual salary is approximately $15,000
Candidates will be elected in 2017 to serve in the three Anoka-Hennepin School Board district seats listed below:
- Champlin, Dayton and western Coon Rapids
- Incumbent, Bill Harvey, will seek re-election for another term
- Southern Andover, and northern Coon Rapids
- Incumbent, Jeff Simon, will seek re-election for another term
- Andover precincts 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9;
Ham Lake precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6;
Nowthen precinct 1;
Oak Grove precinct 4;
Ramsey precincts 1-1 and 1-2.
- Open Seat
Qualifications for Eligibility
Candidates must be:
- At least 21 years of age upon assuming office
- Resident of the district for at least 30 days before the general election
- Eligible to vote
- Not filed for any other office at the upcoming general election
- Not been convicted of an offense for which registration is required under M.S. 243.166
How to File as a Candidate:
August 1-15 is the timeframe for candidates to file for office for the three non-partisan seats on the Anoka-Hennepin School Board. The filing process requires completion of forms at the Anoka County Elections Office in Anoka, MN and a small fee.
For more information, visit: http://www.anokacounty.us/3155/School-District- Candidate-Information
If you are someone you know would make a good candidate for the District 4 School Board seat, please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is vital that candidates elected to the Anoka-Hennepin School Board are capable individuals of integrity and good character, committed to ensuring student privacy for all, parents’ rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion,
and an environment for educational excellence for all students as servant leaders.
For more information and to see the Anoka County “Public Officials Guide,” visit: