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VOTE 2019: School Board Incumbents Succeed, Sandholm to Join Them

In the 2019 School Board election, Alanna Oswald won re-election for the At Large School Board seat, David Kirby won re-election for the 2nd District School Board seat and David Kirby won election to the 3rd District School Board seat. In the 2019 School Board election, Alanna Oswald won re-election for the At Large School Board seat, David Kirby won re-election for the 2nd District School Board seat and David Kirby won election to the 3rd District School Board seat. | 

Updated: November 05, 2019 10:47 PM

Every four years, Duluth School Board members are elected. This year, the winner of the At Large School Board is Alanna Oswald, the winner of the 2nd District School Board is David Kirby and the winner of the 3rd District School Board is Paul Sandholm.

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Alanna Oswald is a native of West Duluth and a graduate of Denfeld High School. She has served on the school board for three and a half years and announced that she would be running for re-election in May. The DNT reports that Oswald has over 15 years of experience with the Duluth public school system working as an Americorps Vista, a substitute and a community volunteer.

David Kirby is a retired family physician and educator. He served two terms as the school board chairman and announced that he would be seeking another term on the Duluth School Board in May. The DNT reports that during his time on the board, Kirby helped expand language immersion programs, developed equity measures in district decisions and expanded career and technical decisions.

Paul Sandholm is a retired science teacher from Duluth Public Schools. He filed for district three in May when board member Nora Sandstad announced she was not staying on the board. The DNT reports that Sandholm spent his time working as a substitute teacher following his retirement. He made it a goal to work in every Duluth school, according to the DNT.

All three will begin their new terms in January 2020.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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