September 12, 2017 School Election

Candidates and Ballot Issues

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Candidate Forums

Please contact our office with information about additional forums. Thanks to Holly Hines of the Press-Citizen for the initial list.

  • Saturday, August 4, 5-9 p.m., 901 Melrose Ave. ICCSD Board candidates. Sponsored by Fourth Room Theatre.
  • Wednesday, August 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St. Sponsored by El Trueque Latino Magazine. Translations in English, Spanish and Arabic. 
  • Wednesday, August 16, 7-8 p.m. Iowa City Council Chamber, 410 E. Washington St. ICCSD Bond Issue. Sponsored by League of Women Voters.
  • Monday, August 28, 6-8 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St. Sponsored by Intra-National Home Health Care, Understood.org, The Village Community, the Iowa City Autism Community, Parents Creating Change and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Children's Mental Health Task force.
  • Tuesday, August 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Iowa City Public Library. ICCSD Board candidates. Sponsored by Iowa City Education Association (ICEA) and Press-Citizen. 
  • Thursday, August 31, 6 p.m., Iowa City Public Library. ICCSD Board candidates and Bond Issue. Sponsored by Education Exchange and PATV.


Iowa City School District

Board Member, four year term.
Three to be elected.

J.P. Claussen
703 13th Ave
Coralville 52241
319-621-5483
jclaussen1973ATgmail.com

Janet Godwin
2532 Aaron Dr SW
Iowa City 52240
319-499-0866
janet.godwin98ATgmail.com

Ruthina Malone
2638 Catskill Ct PO Box 1692
Iowa City 52245
319-621-0802
ruthinaforboardATgmail.com

Laura Westemeyer
4696 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE
Iowa City 52240
319-466-9428
lrwestemeyerATgmail.com

Karen Woltman
880 Grouse Ln
North Liberty 52317
319-665-2541
klwoltmanATgmail.com

Board Member, two year term to fill vacancy.
One to be elected.

Charlie Eastham
953 Canton St
Iowa City 52245
319-541-3972
easthamAToutlook.com

Shawn Eyestone
640 Broadmoor Dr
North Liberty 52317
319-530-1616
eyestoneforschoolboardATgmail.com
 

Bond Issue. 60% required.

Shall the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Community School District in the County of Johnson, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $191,525,000 to provide funds to address health, safety, and accessibility issues in all school buildings, including air conditioning all school buildings, reducing the use of temporary classroom structures in the District, addressing classroom, lunchroom, and gymnasium overcrowding, and dedicating rooms to art, music, prekindergarten, and science by constructing, furnishing and equipping a new building, constructing additions to and/or remodeling, repairing, and improving the school buildings remaining in the District’s Facilities Master Plan, as follows: Mann and Lincoln renovations, Liberty High athletic facilities construction and site improvements, new elementary school construction in North Liberty and site improvements, West High renovation, South East and North Central Junior High additions, Shimek renovation, City High addition and upgrades, Wood addition, Wickham upgrades, Garner and Northwest additions, Liberty High addition, Horn renovation, Kirkwood addition, Borlaug, Alexander, and Lemme additions, and Tate High addition and upgrades?

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Clear Creek Amana School District

All terms four years. All seats one to be elected.

Board Member At Large

Eileen Schmidt
506 Redbird Run
Tiffin 52340
319-430-4426
schmidt4ccaATgmail.com
Incumbent

Kathy Swenka
2692 240th St NW
North Liberty 52317
319-626-6665
smilingtotsATsouthslope.net

Shawn M. Zierke
4124 V St
Homestead 52236
319-321-9287
shawn.zierkeATgmail.com

Board Member District 2

Bob Broghammer
4040 Erica Blvd SW
Oxford 52322
319-545-7260
broghammer.rwATgmail.com
Incumbent

Scott Rohret
3948 Black Hawk Ave SW
Oxford 52333
319-330-1297
srohretATsouthslope.net

Board Member District 4

Nicole Knapp
3142 W Hauer Dr NE
North Liberty 52317
319-626-7174
nlknappATour2rotts.com

Candidates for district seats must live in the director district, but all voters in the whole school district may vote in all the district races. Map

Bond Issue. 60% required.

Shall the Board of Directors of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District in the Counties of Iowa and Johnson, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $36,000,000 to provide funds to build, furnish, and equip a new elementary building, including related site improvements; to improve, remodel, repair, furnish, and equip Amana Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, and North Bend Elementary, including accessibility improvements at Clear Creek Elementary, air conditioning improvements at Clear Creek Elementary and Amana Elementary, and security improvements at all three sites; to build, furnish and equip a gymnasium addition at Clear Creek Elementary; to build, furnish, and equip an addition to the High School; to improve the Middle School site access drive; and to improve parking at the High School site?

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Lone Tree School District

Board Member, four year term. Three to be elected.

Christina Magruder
4527 580th St SE
Lone Tree 52755
319-629-5305
ChristinamagruderATmsn.com
Incumbent
Michael J Waldschmidt
4476 490th St SE
Iowa City 52240
319-351-9243
waldfarmATgmail.com
Incumbent
 
Josh Zaruba
5270 Golden Pond Ln SE
Lone Tree 52755
319-530-4847
joshzarubaATgmail.com
 

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Solon School District

Board Member, four year term. Three to be elected.

Timothy Brown
618 Randall Drive
Solon 52333
319-499-0510
tbrown1ATsouthslope.net
Incumbent

Dan Coons
713 Willow Ct
Solon 52333
319-624-5194
ddcmailATsouthslope.net
 
Rick Jedlicka
613 S Market St
Solon 52333
319-936-7940
jedlicka5ATsouthslope.net
Incumbent

Nicole Pizzini
501 Whispering Willow Ln
Solon 52333
319-321-2663
nicpizziniATgmail.com

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Other school districts: Contact control county for more information.

Kirkwood (Area X):

Director District 3. Four year term, one to be elected. ( map).

Rose G. Rennekamp
2312 Deer Run NE
North Liberty, IA  52317
319-626-6479
rose.rennekampATgmail.com
appointed incumbent

Kirkwood Bond Issue: All districts except West Liberty. 60% required.

Shall the Kirkwood Community College (Merged Area X) in the Counties of Benton, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Louisa, Poweshiek, Tama and Washington, be authorized to remodel, erect and equip buildings at the main campus and other enrollment locations, acquire a site or sites for use of the Community College, contract indebtedness therefor, and issue its school bonds in an amount not exceeding $60,000,000 for that purpose?

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Carrie Nierling
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Johnson County Auditor’s Office
Administration Building
913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101
Iowa City, IA 52240

Phone:  319-356-6004
Fax:  319-356-6086

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