Filings recently closed for four open seats on the Austin Public School Board in the November 3rd election, and a total of nine candidates will be in the mix in November.
Two of those running will be vying for the seat of Don Fox, who is retiring two years into his current term, and the two candidates are Katie Ulwelling and Carol McAlister. The winner will start their term on November 9th while the winners of the four year seats will start the beginning of January.
The seven remaining candidates include incumbents Don Leathers and current School board Chairwoman Carolyn Dube, along with Cece Kroc, Al Eckmann, Ryan Norton, Evan Sorenson and Varinh Van Vugt, who are all running for four-year terms. One of the seats is an open seat left vacant by Dick Lees, who will also be retiring.