Seven candidates are vying for two seats that are up for grabs on Flathead Valley Community College’s governing body.
The election of two board of trustee positions will be held May 6. Voting will take place at school district polling places across the valley. The positions are for three-year terms in the Bigfork, Columbia Falls and Whitefish school districts.
The positions are currently held by Thomas K. Harding of Whitefish and John M. Phelps of Whitefish, who are both running for reelection. The other candidates are Marion K. Foley (Martin City); John D. Fuller (Whitefish); R. Scott Sorensen (Whitefish); Thomas Brett Sward (Bigfork); and Robert A. Webb (Hungry Horse).
Another trustee position was open in the Flathead/Glacier High School District but an election was canceled because no other candidates challenged current chairman Robert A. Nystuen.
The polling places include The Ark Bethany Lutheran Church in Bigfork from noon to 8 p.m.; Canyon School and Glacier Gateway Elementary in Columbia Falls from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; West Glacier Elementary School from noon to 8 p.m.; and Whitefish Middle School from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The school’s seven trustees are charged with the primary responsibilities of establishing college policies and selecting a president to administer the operations of the institution.
Three candidates emerged for two open seats on the board of trustees for Kalispell Public Schools elementary district. Incumbent Frank Miller will face off against Lance Isaak and Bette Albright.
Two candidates are squaring off for one seat in the high school district representing Evergreen and Helena Flats. Incumbent Jack Fallon is taking on Antoine Brockman.
The Kalispell public school elections are mail-only and ballots must be returned by May 6.
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