The nomination period for the NLPS School Board Election has been extended in one ward.
Trustees have been acclaimed in two wards, and there will likely be an election in two wards following the close of the nomination period which occurred at noon on Monday, September 20.
“No nominations were received in Ward 3 – Lac La Biche. As a result, nominations will open again tomorrow – Tuesday, September 21 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.,” NLPS stated. “If no nominations are received tomorrow, nominations will re-open the following day during the same time. This process will continue daily until a candidate comes forward or six days has passed, whichever comes first.”
In Ward 1 – Bonnyville, six candidates submitted nomination forms for the three trustee positions that are available. Those candidates are: Chad Colbourne, Cheryl Edwards, Lorne Kaban, Garry Kissel, Roy Ripkens, and Michael Topylki.
In Ward 4 – Lac La Biche – Plamondon, there are three candidates for one open position. Those candidates are Stephanida Gostevskyh, Sandra Makokis and Blair Norton.
“In both Ward 1 and Ward 4 the nominations are unofficial until a 24-hour period has passed,” the NLPS stated. “During that time, candidates may withdraw their names from contention if they wish to do so. Once that 24 hour period has expired, the nominations will be considered official and if arrangements will be made for the election on October 18 if necessary.”
In Ward 2 – Cold Lake, there were three nominations submitted for the three positions that were available. As a result, Karen Packard, Mandi Skogen and Ron Young have been acclaimed to those positions and will serve as trustees for the 2021-2025 term.
In Ward 5 – Lac La Biche South, one nomination was received for the one open position. As a result, Debra Lozinski was acclaimed and will serve as a trustee for the 2021-2025 term.