LSR7 School Board ballot set with eight candidates

Tuesday’s filing deadline left us with eight candidates announcing campaigns to fill two seats on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Board of Education.

The candidates will be: (in ballot order) Michael McMenus; Mike Allen; Paul Dornon; Billy Wayne Birmingham, Jr.; Amy Turgon; Donald R. Olson, Jr.; Judith “Judy” C. Hedrick; Kathryn “Kathy” Campbell.

The two seats are two replace board positions by Bob White and Phyllis Balagna.

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Balagna, who is currently serving as Board President, had earlier filed for re-election. However, in a post to the social media site, Facebook, announced she was withdrawing her candidacy. The announcement cited family reasons.

The election is set for April 2, 2019.