• Phone :
    • (207) 874-8100
    • Address :
    • 353 Cumberland AvePortland, Maine 04101
    • Connect with us:

Three School Board Seats up for Election in November

this is content
Three School Board Seats up for Election in November
Posted on 08/31/2015
Three seats on the Portland Board of Public Education are up for election this fall. All three of the current board members holding those seats are running for re-election, and two of them have challengers for the seats.

The current school board Chair Sarah Thompson is running for re-election to her at-large seat. First elected in 2006, Thompson is a nursing student placement systems administrator at Maine Medical Center. Her challenger for that seat is Paul Okot, founder of the International Resource Center of Portland.

Jenna Vendil, a community organizer who has been on the school board since 2009, is running for re-election in District 1 against Josephine Okot, a social worker who is the chief leader of the South Sudan Acholi Community in Portland.

Holly Seeliger is running unopposed to keep her District 2 seat.