School board candidates mostly unopposed in 2020 elections
Most school board candidates in the Oklahoma City metro area will run unopposed in spring elections this year.
School board elections are scheduled for a Feb. 11 primary and an April 7 general election. A primary election only becomes necessary when more than two candidates run for the same seat.
Oklahoma City School Board members Carrie Coppernoll-Jacobs and Mark Mann will not face any opposition as they run for four-year terms.
Coppernoll-Jacobs, the board vice chairwoman, has represented the western portion of the school district since 2016. Mann, representing central Oklahoma City, was appointed in 2017 and won reelection in 2018 to finish his term through 2020.
Meredith Exline will not have a challenger for the Edmond Public Schools Board of Education. She was the only candidate to file for her District 5 seat, representing northern Edmond.
Moore Public Schools is expected to host a primary election for its District 5 seat. Three candidates are running for the position: Jenny Statler, Amanda Jeffers and Brian Morton.
The two candidates receiving the most votes will move on to the general election April 7.
In Norman Public Schools, board President Linda Sexton will face a general election challenger, Ian Moore.
Similarly, Putnam City School Board President Gail LoPresto will have a challenger on April 7, as Dick Click also has filed to run for her Office No. 5 seat.
Le Roy Porter will run unopposed for reelection to the Midwest City-Del City Board of Education, where he represents Ward 5. Marvin Provo has no challengers for his position on the school board for Millwood Public Schools.
Deer Creek Public Schools had one candidate, Lorrie Bamford, file for its Ward 5 seat. Deer Creek school board President Kenneth Dennis currently represents Ward 5 but didn’t file for reelection.
Courtney Marquez has filed to run again for her position on the Bethany Public Schools Board of Education. Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools board President Daryl Crusoe won’t have a challenger for reelection, either.
Mike Calhoun and Chris Monden are unopposed for reelection to the Harrah Public Schools board, as is Shree Young for the Jones Public Schools board.
Luther Public Schools will see a general election contest between Gerald McCauley Sr. and Brandon Rogers for Office No. 3 on the district school board. Three candidates will participate in a primary election for Office No. 5 on the Luther school board between Kevin Boydston, Clint Rayburn and Jon Sanchez.
Erika James won’t face an election challenger in her reelection bid for the Crutcho Public Schools Board of Education, and neither will Western Heights Public Schools board President Robert Everman.
Crooked Oak Public Schools has one candidate running this spring — Tammy Carpenter, who filed for reelection to the district school board. Erin Hulsey was the only person to file for Office No. 1 on the Oakdale Public Schools Board of Education.
Kathy Reeser is the only candidate running for her Zone 5 position on the Francis Tuttle Technology Center board. Elizabeth Richards and Matt Latham will be unopposed for their positions on the Metro Technology Centers board.
Glen Cosper is running unchallenged for his position on the Moore Norman Technology Center board while incumbent Todd Kahoe will face a challenger in Jared Deck. Dennis Delano is the only candidate running for his seat on the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center board.