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School board hopefuls file paperwork with county clerk

Candidates for school boards in Homewood and Flossmoor filed petitions and other paperwork this week with the Cook County Clerk’s office.

Filing for the school board positions is the first step candidates must take to get on the ballot for the consolidated election on April 6, 2021.

The filing period for candidates in local school board, village board and park board contests began on Dec. 14. Filing concludes next Monday, Dec. 21.

Four-year board seats are at stake in Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233, Homewood District 153 and Flossmoor District 161.

In District 233, incumbents Steven Anderson, Annette Bannon Ripani and Beth LaRocca filed for re-election, along with Jimo JK Kasali, Lakesha Spight, Michelle Hoereth and Cynthia Turnquest. Three seats will be on the ballot in the H-F district.

Three candidates filed in District 153 – incumbents Shelly Marks and Deborah Havighorst, and Broderick Booth. Three seats are at stake next April.

In District 161, two incumbents – Carolyn Griggs and Misha Blackman – filed along with Aracelis Janelle Scharon. Four board seats will be on the April ballot.

All the above candidates submitted their paperwork on Monday, the first day of filing.

The H-F Chronicle, for the third straight local election cycle, will provide readers with an election guide with information about candidates and their positions on issues facing Homewood and Flossmoor.  

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