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Two Incumbents, Three Others File for St. Charles School Board Election

Filing ends Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.

Two seats on the St. Charles Board of Education are up for election in April.

Five people, including two incumbents, have registered to run for those seats, which carry a three-year term.

Candidate filing opened Dec. 11 and will close Jan. 15. The basic qualifications for becoming a school board member include being a U.S. citizen, a Missouri resident for at least a year before the election, a resident taxpayer of the district, and at least 24 years of age.

Incumbent Donna Towers, who has served on the Board of Education for three terms, is currently the Vice President of the board. A former administrator, Towers is an assistant professor at Lindenwood University.

Current Board Member Mike Thorne also filed to run for reelection. Thorne has served two terms on the Board of Education, following 28 years teaching in the district. 

Others who have filed include Marita Malone, an assistant professor at St. Louis University and former FBI agent who ran for the Board of Education in 2012, Ron Alfred and Sylvia Garzia. 

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