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ETHS short one candidate for open board seats

Only three file for four available positions. But District 65 contest is crowded.

The ETHS campus.

Eight candidates have filed to run for four seats on the District 65 school board, but only three have filed for four openings on the Evanston Township High School Board.

The filing period for the school board seats to be filled in next April’s election ended Monday.

Filing with the Cook County Clerk’s Office for the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board were incumbents Joseph Hailpern, Soo La Kim and Elisabeth Lindsay-Ryan.

Hailpern, of 3834 Four Winds Way in Skokie, finished fourth in a five-way race for four positions on the board in 2017. Lindsay-Ryan, of 2122 Cleveland St., was appointed to the board in August 2019. Kim, of 932 Hinman Ave., was appointed to the board last April.

Current District 65 board member Sunith Kartha did not file papers to run for reelection.

New candidates filing for District 65 were Angela Blaising, Ndona Muboyayi, Donna Wang Su, Marquise Weatherspoon and Katie Magrino Voorhees.

Blaising, of 2738 Lawndale Ave., is vice president, capital markets at the Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Muboyayi, of 2226 Foster St., has been active on the district’s Bilingual Parent Advisory Council and has advocated for reparations programs in Evanston.

Su, of 9414 Harding Ave., is a program manager at Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the current president of the PTA Council.

Weatherspoon, of 1801 Madison St., is president of the Advocates for Action community group.

Voorhees, of 715 Monticello Place, is a psychotherapist who’s been active recently in encouraging a return to in-person schooling at District 65.

Filing for the Evanston Township High School District 202 board were incumbents Gretchen Livingston, 2320 Forestview Road; Patricia Maunsell, 2016 Harrison St., and Patricia Savage-Williams, 9007 Samoset Trail in Skokie. Livingston was first elected to the board in 2009, Maunsell in 2017 and Savage-Williams in 2013.

District 202 incumbent board member Jude Laude did not file papers to run for reelection.

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