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Washington County Circuit Clerk Stephanie Rockey said this morning on WSLM’s Coffee Club morning show that residents have until Friday at noon to file for open seats on local school boards in Eastern, Salem and West Washington School Districts. 

Today, Allison Jean Ezzell filed and is certified to run for a seat on the Salem Community School Board

Constance (Connie) Young has filed and is certified to run for a seat on the Salem Community School Board.

Aaron (Spud) Schocke also has filed to run for a seat on the Salem Community School Board – At-large

There are a total of four spots open on the Salem board representing Gibson, Jefferson, Monroe, & Washington Townships. 

Those in the Salem district that are up for reelection are Mark “Bubba” Abbott, Ericka Garloch, Ron Haendiges, and Dustin Davidson, who was appointed to finish out former board member Steve Motsinger’s term. 

As a reminder, the filing deadline for all three county schools is Friday, August 21st at noon.

Additional filings to date are:

Sal Sama filed on July 27th and is certified to run for West Washington School Board- Vernon Twp. seat.

Aaron Dennis filed on the 28th and is certified to run for West Washington School Board- Madison Twp. seat.

Both are currently board members.

Jeff Clem, Jr.- East Washington School Board- Town of Pekin

Thomas K. Coats- East Washington School Board- Polk Twp.