Three residents have filed for the Westfield Washington School Board election, to take place during the general election in November.
The lone contested race is District 3 with candidates Duane E. Lutz and Robert P. Smith II. Lutz was appointed by the Westfield Washington Board of School Trustees to fill the District 3 seat vacated by long-time board member Tom W. Mullins, who retired and relocated to Florida in early June.
“I am honored to fill out Tom’s term,” said Lutz. “My goal is to gain a deeper understanding and perspective on how the school system operates and to contribute to the already great reputation of the district.”
District 1 representative Dennis M. Ells will run unopposed for his sixth term. Currently the board secretary, Ells initially ran for a seat out of a desire to become involved in his children’s school district. He sees growth as the board’s major challenge during his tenure, and one that will continue for years to come.