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Candidate filing for 2018 Duneland School Board election now open, closes August 24

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Candidates hoping to compete for a nonpartisan seat on the Duneland School Board in the general election can now file, as of Wednesday, July 25.

Sitting board member and board Vice-president Brandon Kroft, representing Westchester and Pine Townships, has already filed.

Kroft said in an email to the Chesterton Tribune, “I submitted my name to appear on the November ballot for the Westchester/Pine seat on the Duneland School Board to continue to hold the seat I was appointed to fill after the passing of Ralph Ayres. I hope to continue to serve the Duneland Community, and assist in the ongoing improvements in our schools.”

Two other seats are up this year-- one of two at-large seats and the Liberty Township seat. Candidates for the Westchester/Pine and Liberty seats must live in those respective districts. Ronald Stone, board secretary and long-time holder of the Liberty seat, has also filed his candidacy.

Registered voters over the age of 21 who have resided in the Duneland School District for at least one year and are not actively serving in the military or working for the district as teachers or noncertified employees may apply, according to the 2018 Indiana Candidate Guide.

Citizens interested in filing to run for a school board seat must file two forms, a CAN-12, statement of economic disclosure, and a CAN-34, petition of nomination for school board office. 10 or more registered voters must sign the petition of nomination.

The petition must be taken to the Porter County Voter Registration Office in suite 105 of the Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, where the staff will confirm that all signers of the petition are registered to vote. Then, both forms must be turned in to the County Clerk’s office in suite 209 of the Porter County Courthouse, 16 Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

Both forms must be turned in to the Clerk’s office by Noon on August 24.

The 2018 Indiana Candidate Guide and all candidate filing forms can be found at


Posted 7/30/2018




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