Filing period to run for school board begins Tuesday

Winona school board photo 2019

The filing period for affidavits of candidacy for three seats on the Winona Area Public Schools Board of Education begins on Tuesday, May 19 and closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2.

The primary election, if required based on the number of candidates, will be held on Aug. 11, 2020. The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Three members will be elected to the school board for terms of four years each. The districts up for election this year are District 3, District 4 and District 5.

Affidavits of candidacy are available for pick-up in the Winona Senior High School front entrance vestibule during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday until Monday, June 1. On Tuesday, June 2, available hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Candidate materials are also available to download here.

Materials can be dropped off at the high school office window located just inside the high school front doors, or mailed to Attn: Kacie Lovas, Winona Area Public Schools District Office, 903 Gilmore Ave., Winona, MN, 55987. WAPS is strongly encouraging candidates to mail in their candidacy materials. For assistance in notarizing the affidavit, please contact Kacie Lovas, 507-494-0861, to schedule an appointment.

The filing fee for office is $2, and checks can be made payable to Winona Area Public Schools. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the district they wish to represent for 30 days before the general election, must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election, and must not have been convicted of an offense for which registration is required by state law.

The affidavit must be filed and filing fee paid before 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed the districts up for election this fall.