Residents in the Orono Public School District are preparing to elect new members to the Orono School Board.

Four people will be on the ballot on Nov. 5 for three available seats on the Orono School Board. The Orono School Board is comprised of six members who are elected in odd-numbered years. 

Click on a candidate's name to read their full Q&A:

Mike Bash - Orono School Board Candidate

Mike Bash

While it sounds old fashioned, it’s about community service. I have a responsibility to give back to my community. Others give back as parent volunteers in the classroom or as a coach...

Ali Howe - Orono School Board Candidate

Ali Howe

My desire to serve on the Orono School Board is driven by my commitment to community service which I feel is an important part of being a community member. I am also driven by my passion for education...

David Shuler - Orono School Board Candidate

David Shuler

I am running for school board because I love this community, have the professional experience to help our district continue to achieve outstanding results, and feel drawn to public service so that my time and talents can improve the lives of others...

Laura Wallander - Orono School Board Candidate

Laura Wallander

I believe that being on the school board is a great honor, and it is one that I do not take lightly. The education of my children and their peers is of paramount importance to me...

Frances Stevenson is a reporter for the Lakeshore Weekly News, covering the communities around Lake Minnetonka.

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