*** Updated on May 8, 2017. The original post had the wrong version of this video. I have replaced it with a video that has the proper audio embedded. I apologize for the bad audio included in the original post.
Yesterday, May 7th, the League of Women Voters of Aberdeen, SD, and the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum in Aberdeen. There were two parts to the forum. The first part was the City Council Candidate Forum; which I highlighted in an earlier post. The second forum was for the Aberdeen School Board and will be the focus of this post.
Channel 7 will be broadcasting the event until election day. But for those of us who don’t have Cable TV I recorded the event and have it posted below. Alternatively you can click here to directly view the forum on YouTube.
There are five candidates running for three seats in this race. The five candidates running for Aberdeen School Board are:
- Ken Santema – Facebook – That’s me…
- Aaron Schultz – Facebook
- Renee Wise – Facebook
- Brian Sharp, incumbent – Facebook
- Kevin Burckhard, incumbent – Facebook. Burckhard was not able to attend the forum.
The third incumbent, Todd Kolden, did not seek reelection (thank-you for your service Todd!).
Here is the video. It is just under an hour in length.
I will post more about the questions on my campaign Facebook page, and possibly here (blogging is much easier than Facebook posting).