All three incumbents and five challengers filed candidacy for election to the School Board of Independent School District 196 during the two-week filing period that ended Aug. 15.
The eight candidates for the Nov. 7, 2017 School Board election are incumbents Art Coulson of Apple Valley, Gary Huusko of Eagan and Mike Roseen of Apple Valley, and challengers Craig Angrimson of Apple Valley, Brian Buechele of Lakeville, Rebecca Gierok of Apple Valley, Daniel O’Neil of Eagan and Bianca Ward Virnig of Eagan.
The terms of Coulson, Huusko and Roseen expire Jan. 1, 2018. The new terms for all three at-large positions run from January 2018 to January 2022.
Information about the candidates may be available on candidate websites and in media that cover District 196. The League of Women Voters Dakota County is also planning to host a candidate forum this fall.