Two DeKalb School Board Candidates Will Remain On April Ballot

Jan 5, 2017

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Two candidates for the DeKalb School District Board will remain on the ballot in April. 

The Daily Chronicle reports former board member Jim Mitchell challenged the petitions of candidates Tracy Williams and Jeremy Olson.  He alleged that several of Williams signatures didn't have valid addresses and that Williams' name wasn't provided as a circulator on one of the signature sheets (making them invalid).  

Mitchell says Olson's' petition lacked proper initialing and that one of the circulators signed the petition with Olson's personal information already filled out.  

However, a hearing by several local officials, including the State's Attorney and County Clerk, unanimously concluded the mistakes weren’t enough to disqualify them. 

The two candidates are joined by eight others running for three open positions.  They are Shatoya Black, C. Scott (Clyde) Campbell, Twangie Smith, Sean Johnson, current board President Victoria Newport, Valerie Pena Hernandez, Catherine Harned and Jeff Hallgren.