See who’s running (so far) for open City, School Board seats

Since the nomination period for the November 2020 election opened on July 13, nine Piedmonters have pulled papers for the two City Council and three School Board seats.

At the city level, incumbent Jen Cavenaugh intends to run again. Connie Herrick, Conna McCarthy, and Sunny Bostrom-Fleming have also pulled papers for a run. So far, McCarthy, who is currently vice chair of the Recreation Commission, has returned her papers for review.

Indicating interest in the three open school board seats, including one currently held by incumbent Cory Smegal (who is eligible to run for a second term), those who’ve pulled papers thus far are Hilary Cooper, Jason Kelley, Hari Titan, Dr. James Crawford-Jakubiak, and Sunny Bostrom-Fleming.

Noting that Bostrom-Fleming has taken out papers for both City Council and School Board, City Clerk John Tulloch told the Exedra by phone that she can take out papers for both, but can only submit papers for one race. Papers are due back to the City Clerk by August 7. Twenty valid signatures of Piedmont voters are required to be turned in by the deadline. Candidates must be eligible voters in Piedmont.

More interested parties may join the race in the coming weeks. The nomination period ends on August 7.

Visit the City website (HERE) to see the list of who’s taken out and returned papers for the November election.

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that McCarthy serves on the Park Commission.)

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