Candidates Running for School Board in Concordia

There are four seats up for election on USD 333 Concordia’s Board of Education. The candidates spoke at this year’s education retreat in Concordia, which took place on August 3rd at Concordia Middle School.

Mike Cleveland and Jerlynn Johnston from Concordia will challenge two-term board member Tony Miller for position three. Miller has been on the board since April 2015, winning a second term in November 2019.

Cleveland is a farmer, and he also serves on the Cloud County Commission. He wants to see Concordia’s schools continue to pursue excellence in education, which is his main motivation for running.

Johnson, formerly a Shelter Insurance Agent and a nurse, is running for the school board because she wants to become more involved in the community.

Bryan Cleveland and Amber Lambertz have filed for the Member-At-Large position. The current seat holder, Kevin Pounds, has decided he will not be running again this year.

Cleveland is running because he is concerned about the direction that education in Concordia is heading.

Lambertz is running because she wants to help involve the community in decisions that the school district is making.

Position 2, held by Jenny Parker, is unopposed.

No one has filed for Position 1, which is held by Bryan Bombardier.

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