Home Education UPDATE: Six of Seven School Board Candidates Plan to Attend Forum

UPDATE: Six of Seven School Board Candidates Plan to Attend Forum

by Staff Writer

Note: This article was originally published June 28, 2023.  We now have six candidates attending instead of five.

Meet the Highline School Board Candidates:  Free Public Forum on July 12th!

Education is critical in the Highline community. It shapes our future leaders and our children’s lives. 

All Highline residents vote for All Highline School District races; as taxpayers, the schools affect us all. A School Board Director’s primary responsibilities include setting policies, budgets, and curriculum approval.

Before you vote in the August 1st Primary, come and listen to the candidates:

Wednesday, July 12th
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

North Hill Community Club
20827 3rd Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198   

Event organizers contacted all candidates using email, phone, and Facebook. Five out of seven School Board Candidates have confirmed they will participate in the Forum.  

Director District No 1:

Michael T Lewis – no
Stephanie Tidholm – yes
Loren Dugan – yes
Mitchell Khayim – yes

Director District No 4:

Carlos M Ruiz – yes
Joey Martinezno reply
Melissa Petrini – yes

Note: Director Azeb Hagos, District No 5, was appointed in 2022 and runs unopposed, so she will not be on the August 1st Primary Ballot.

The Forum evening will include time for each of the candidates to:

  • State their positions and reasons for running for office
  • Answer prepared questions
  • Answer new questions from the audience
  • Give closing remarks 

Respectful community participation is welcome. 

This is an opportunity for the Highline community to come together to meet future School Board Directors. 

Remember to VOTE in the August 1st Primary!

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