Tuesday was a busier day than usual at the County Clerk’s Office, as eight candidates hoping to take a seat on the Los Alamos School Board dropped in to fill out their election paperwork.
According to state election laws, Dec. 16 was the only time residents interested in running for a seat on the board could formally declare their candidacy. In the upcoming Feb. 3 election in 2015, three districts will be up for election, districts 3, 4 and 5.
Candidates filing for District 3 include NancyAnn “Nan” Holmes, the incumbent, Sheryl Nichols and William Hargraves.
Candidates for District 4 include Andrea Susan Cunningham, Naishing Key and Michael Fassbender.
Candidates for District 5 are Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, the incumbent and current president of the school board, as well as Jennifer Elizabeth McCumber.
Holmes was appointed by the school board to fill out the rest of former school board David Foster’s term, who recently moved out of state. District 4 is the only district that does not have an incumbent running, as school board vice president Kevin Honnell opted not to run for another term.