Four candidates have now filed for Willmar School Board, filing closes Tuesday
Three candidates will be elected to the Willmar School Board in the Nov. 8 election. Four candidates have filed so far, and filing is open until 4 p.m. Aug. 16.
WILLMAR — Incumbent Randy Frederickson has filed to run for his first full term on the Willmar School Board.
Frederickson was elected in a special election in 2021 to fill an unexpired term.
Three board members will be chosen in the Nov. 8 general election. Candidates have until 4 p.m. Aug. 16 to file.
Candidates may file during business hours at the district office on the second floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The filing fee is $2.
Frederickson, of Willmar, is retired from a 32-year career teaching science at Willmar Middle School. He works part-time at the Wild Bird Warehouse in Willmar.
He said he feels he’s learned a lot while serving on the board and would like to continue.
“I feel that my experience working in the Willmar district has positioned me to understand multiple issues, multiple sides of issues,” he said.
Laura Weatherby, 52, of Willmar, filed earlier. She is a psychologist at Life Seasons in Willmar and her three children, two of them students in the district, are her primary reason for running.
Weatherby said she is satisfied with how the school board runs, and “I want to help keep things working.”
Incumbent Jay Lawton and Steve Biesterfeld have also filed.
Mary Amon is the only incumbent who has not yet filed for reelection.
Amon was first elected in a special election in 2017 and elected to a full term in 2018. Lawton was elected in 2018. Frederickson was elected in a special election in 2021.