Seven candidates emerge in race for 3 Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board seats

Candidates for Arizona school board races now official

Posted 7/7/20

The race for Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board is set, with seven candidates seeking three seats in the Nov. 3 General Election.

While eight people had filed statement of …

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Seven candidates emerge in race for 3 Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board seats

Candidates for Arizona school board races now official

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The race for Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board is set, with seven candidates seeking three seats in the Nov. 3 General Election.

While eight people had filed statement of organization paperwork with the Maricopa County Superintendent’s Office, only seven met the July 6 deadline to file signatures.

Each candidate needed 400 signatures to be deemed an official candidate on the November ballot. They are:

  • Kathleen Angelos: 643 signatures
  • Julie Cieniawski: 1,099 signatures
  • Lucy DiGrazia: 536 signatures
  • Elizabeth Hart-Wells: 557 signatures
  • Zachary Lindsay: 740 signatures
  • Geraldine Payne: 401 signatures
  • Rose Smith: 1,028 signatures.

Governing Board members Barbara Perleberg, Allyson Beckham and Sandy Kravetz are not seeking re-election. Ms. Perleberg served two consecutive terms on the board, being named president for a period of time. Ms. Beckham and Ms. Kravetz have served one term, having been elected to the board in 2016.

Scottsdale Schools enrolls more than 23,000 students across 29 campuses and one online high school; it also employees 3,000 people including about 1,500 teachers. The district consists of 15 elementary schools; four K-8 schools; five middle schools and five high schools.

The three people elected to the board will join current members Jann-Michael Greenburn and Patty Beckman, who’s terms are up in 2022.

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