Here are the candidates running for the Wake County school board in 2022 election

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Wake County voters will decide this fall on the nine members of the school board who set the policies for North Carolina’s largest school district.

The two-week filing period opened on July 1. It ends 12 p.m. on July 15.

The Nov. 8 election will take place at one of the most contentious periods in school board history. Questions about learning loss, what’s taught in the classroom and what books should be in school libraries are expected to be among the major campaign topics.

Five school board incumbents are not planning to run for reelection.

Members of the Wake County school board discuss an item on the agenda at the June 7, 2022 meeting.
Members of the Wake County school board discuss an item on the agenda at the June 7, 2022 meeting.

Candidates in Districts 1, 2, 7 and 9 will run for four-year terms. Candidates in Districts 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 will run for two-year terms before those seats switch to four-year terms on the 2024 ballot.

You can only vote for the school board seat in the district where you reside. Go to vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup to look up your school board district.

Here are the candidates who have filed to run for school board so far:

District 1

School board member Heather Scott, who has served in the District 1 seat since 2018, is not running for another term.

Cheryl Caulfield, cheryl4wakeschools.com

Ben Clapsaddle, benforwakeschools.com

District 2

Monica Ruiz, monicaruiz4wake.com

District 3

School board member Roxie Cash, who has served in the District 3 seat since 2016, is not seeking another term.

Doug Hammack

Wing Ng, wingforwakeschools.com

District 4

Daniel L. Grant-King

Becky Lew-Hobbs, becky4wake.com

District 5

School board member Jim Martin, who has served in the District 5 seat since 2011, is not seeking another term.

Jackie Boegel, www.jackieboegelforwakeboe.com

Lynn Edmonds, lynnforwake.com

District 6

School board member Christine Kushner, who has served in the District 6 seat since 2011, is not seeking another term.

Sam Hersey, www.samforwake.com

Chad Stall, chadstall.com

District 7

Jacob Arthur, jacobarthurwakeschools.com

District 8

No candidates have filed yet.

District 9

School board member Karen Carter, who has served in the District 9 seat since 2020, says she doesn’t expect to seek another term.

Michele Morrow, www.michele4wakeschools.com

Tyler Swanson, www.swansonforwake.com

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