Two people will move on to the general election in the race for an open school board seat in District No. 1. Incumbent Lee Ann Kuhlman and Margaret Best garnered the most votes in the February primary and will now face off in the general election on April 6.
Edmond’s school board has five members, one from each election district who serves a five-year term. One board member’s term expires each year. The current school board members are Lee Ann Kuhlman, Seat No. 1; Kathleen Duncan, Seat No. 2; Jamie Underwood, Seat No. 3; Cynthia Benson, Seat No. 4; and Meredith Exline, Seat No. 5.
Where do the Candidates Stand on the Issues?
Prior to the primary, candidates agreed to answers questions provided by the district’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC submitted more than 50 questions. Several common themes emerged. The most frequently asked questions were submitted to the candidates. The answers of the two candidates moving on to the general election are below.
Where is District #1?
Boundary lines for District No.1 can be found here.
To be eligible to be a member of the Board of Education a candidate must live in the district, be a registered voter in the district, have a high school diploma or equivalency, and not have any felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving embezzlement. In addition, a candidate may not be employed by the district or have immediate family members employed by the district.