There will be a Brookings School Board election this year as three candidates have now filed for the two available seats. The latest to file is Jessica Gehring, joining Teri Johnson and Teresa Binkley. The seats are currently held by Melissa Heermann and Van Fishback. Heermann is running for the state House. Fishback says he is circulating petitions.
There will also be at least one council race as three candidates have filed for the two, three-year terms up this year. They are incumbents Leah Brink and Holly Tilton-Byrne as well as challenger Bonny Specker.
In addition, Wayne Avery is seeking the two-year council seat and Brianna Doran has filed for the one-year seat.
February 25th is the deadline for school board and council candidates to file.
February 15, 2022