One of the five candidates running for Juneau’s school board in October’s municipal election has withdrawn from the race.
Amanda Ryder notified the city clerk’s office Wednesday that she was dropping out.
Reached by phone, Ryder said that with five candidates, it felt like a crowded field. But she said she thought her experience as a senior fiscal analyst for the Legislative Finance Division could be helpful in dealing with state education funding.
“I actually plan to approach the board anyway and just offer my services if they need any assistance and see what I can do,” she said.
That leaves four candidates vying for two seats on the board. Each of the seven seats has a three-year term.
The other candidates are Bonnie Jensen, Emil Mackey, Deedie Sorensen and Martin Stepetin Sr.
Candidates have until 4:30 p.m. Friday to notify the clerk’s office if they have changed their minds. Otherwise, their name will still appear on the Oct. 1 ballot.
Things are happening in Alaska
Jump straight to the exciting parts with insightful (and entertaining) Alaska news from The Signal, the news email you’ll wish came more than once a week.
- Prospective candidates must file by Monday, Aug. 19.
With fall storm season looming, a struggle to keep one village school’s fuel tanks from falling into the Kuskokwim RiverThe Lower Kuskokwim School District is developing a plan to avert environmental disaster
- A Recall Dunleavy organizer says the campaign isn’t slowing down after the veto reversals.
- "Molly of Denali" is the first national children's TV show to feature an Alaska Native lead. Some of the show’s creators came to Juneau and put on a vocal acting workshop to help local kids find their own voices.