Grand Island school board candidate drops out

One of the candidates for Grand Island school board has dropped out.
One of the candidates for Grand Island school board has dropped out.(MGN)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 1:32 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - One of the candidates for a seat on the Grand Island School Board has dropped out.

Hall County Election Commissioner Tracy Overstreet reported Wednesday that Ward B candidate Carol Schooley filed a declination of nomination, which means that she will no longer be on the ballot for that seat.

Tim Mayfield is the other candidate running for the Ward B seat on the Grand Island Board of Education. For the time being, he is unopposed.

In a statement, Overstreet explained that Schooley and Mayfield filed as Ward B candidates for the May 10, 2022 Primary Election. Two candidates were eligible to advance to the November 8, 2022 General Election. Both Schooley and Mayfield auto-advanced through the primary. There is one Ward B seat open for the four-year term that begins in January 2023. Ward B incumbent Bonnie Hinkle chose not to seek re-election.

Since Schooley has dropped out of the race, there is a vacancy on the ballot for the November General Election. There is an opportunity for someone to run against Mayfield, but there’s a process.

“With a vacancy on the ballot, other eligible, interested voters in Ward B may petition to be on the ballot,” Overstreet said. “A total of 680 valid signatures are needed by September 1 to fill the vacancy. The name of a successful petitioner would be printed on the General Election ballot.”

For more information, contact the Hall County Election Commission at 308-385-5085.

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