The deadline for filing to run for a seat on the Hudson School District Board of Education was Jan. 2. Of the five candidates running for two seats, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson each issued press releases announcing their intentions to run. Over the weekend, candidate Jeanette Kunz became the third.
Kunz sent the following news release to Hudson Patch:
Jeanette Kunz has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Hudson School Board. Kunz emphasizes “I fully understand the importance of providing our youth a competitive education that prepares them for a global world, which is a daunting task in the current economic environment. I am pursuing this position with a commitment to maximize student achievement while promising fiscal responsibility to the community. In particular, I plan to address the short term space solutions that have, for the most part, been neglected thus far. Ideally, this will tie into a sensible long term space plan as well. I firmly believe that teacher inclusion is imperative to formulate strategic planning from the bottom up, rather than top down. The Board of Education is thirsting for leadership who can accomplish a transformation that will enhance collaboration and results for all stakeholders.”
Kunz’s educational background includes Quantitative Methods/Computer Science from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration. She has been a passionate community participant and business owner in Hudson over the past 13 years, and currently serves as Business Manager for a prominent metro medical group. She resides in North Hudson with her husband Michael, with children in 2nd and 9th grade.
Kunz will face Johnson, Hanson, Matthew G. Kari and Jim Schrock in a Feb. 19 primary. The general election will take place on April 2.