Where can you get information on school board candidates?

The November 3 election is a week away. We have five candidates running for two school board seats – two are incumbents, one with 12 years’ experience, one with 4; one previously served on the board for 8 years; one has run before and lost; one has never run before. Many people have expressed bewilderment about the process of deciding on the most appropriate candidates. How to choose?

Unfortunately, there has not been a candidate forum this year, but there are some other options for gathering information. I have listed the various outlets below; different candidates have participated in various of these, some do social media and some do not, but by looking and comparing, you can get a feel for what each candidate stands for, their qualifications, knowledge, understanding of public school issues, commitment, and more.

Remember, being a school board member is a job – a big job, bestowed by the community. It takes a lot of time and a lot of personal sacrifice.

As always, feel free to message me with any questions or concerns.

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order:

Jennifer Funk

Rob Hewlett

George Lucas


Don Lykins

Debbie Marques

** Vote411.org: This site allows you to personalize your ballot and compare two candidates at a time. It is a bit confusing, but you enter your address on the left, then click “Enter.” A green bar pops up in the middle that says, “Get personalized information on candidates and issues.” Click that, and another box pops up. There is another green button that says “Show my races.” Click that, and the first race will pop up. Keep clicking the link next to “Next race” until you reach “School Board Member – Milford Exempted Village School District.” You then must choose two candidates to compare.

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