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Monday, July 9, 2012

School board filing deadline draws near

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

The deadline is noon Tuesday for filing for school board seats and two are still wide open in the Little Rock School District. UPDATE: Not now. Candidates have filed for all seats.

At 9:40 a.m., this morning, the county clerk had received a filing for the Little Rock Zone 3 seat from Leslie Plowman Fisken. Melanie Fox isn't running again for that seat. Nobody has filed yet for Zones 6, currently held by Charles Armstrong, who's headed to the state legislature, and Zone 7, now held by Dianne Curry, who's expected to seek re-election.

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce put out an e-mail call for candidates this morning for these seats. If past experience is a guide, the chamber will keep mum if it finds a candidate it favors for one of the seats.

In North Little Rock, Scott Miller in Zone 2 and Darrell Montgomery in Zone 3 have filed for re-election. Richard Luke King has filed for the Zone 7 seat currently held by John Riley, who has not filed.

UPDATE: At 4:55 p.m., the county clerk's office said three more candidates had filed:

* Little Rock Zone 6: Michael Peterson of 8801 Nancy Place (a former principal in the district) and Laveta Wills-Hale of 7922 Lassie Lane. I believe she coordinates a program that works to provide educational programs for kids in out-of-school times.

* Little Rock Zone 7: Tanya Dixon of 6109 Senate Drive.

A clerk's office spokesman said other activity by people picking up petitions indicated more filings may be coming Tuesday.

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