Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson will be the newest members of the Hudson School Board of Education after defeating Jeanette Kunz and Jim Schrock in the 2013 spring election.
UPDATE (10:08 p.m., April 2, 2013): The votes are in, and according to unofficial election night tallies, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson have earned seats on the Hudson School District Board of Education. Johnson led all four candidates with 2,119 votes, and Hanson was second with 1,995. Jeanette Kunz placed third with 1,779 votes, and Jim Schrock registered 853. In the Town of Hudson, all three incumbents won re-election. Tim Foster defeated Rick Ottino for the Supervisor 2 seat, 607-308. Kernon Bast defeated Clint Hetchler for the Supervisor 4 seat, 519-345. In the only other contested race in Hudson, North Hudson Village Board of Trustees incumbents Marc Zappa and Colleen O'Brien-Berglund easily won re-election. Two write-in candidates…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
City, town, village, state, and school district races will all be on the ballot; be informed before you head out and cast your ballot on April 2.
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Friday, March 8, 2013
The four Hudson School District Board of Education candidates — Jim Schrock, Bruce Hanson, Jamie Johnson and Jeanette Kunz — participated in the Hudson Patch School Board Candidate Forum on March 7 at the Phipps Center for the Arts.
Video is provided by The River Channel: Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television. The four Hudson School District Board of Education candidates — Jim Schrock, Bruce Hanson, Jamie Johnson and Jeanette Kunz — participated in the Hudson Patch School Board Candidate Forum on March 7 at the Phipps Center for the Arts in front of a live audience. Hudson Patch Editor Micheal Foley served as event moderator. The following is a viewing guide for the video above, including each question and the video running time of when each speaker addressed it: Opening Remarks Tell us a little bit about yourself. Not your platform or ideas, but about you as a person. What do you do for a living? Where are you from? How long have you lived in Hudson? Do you…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
After the official canvass, Jim Schrock and Matthew Kari remained tied with 245 votes apiece. Schrock's name was drawn and he will move onto the general election to face Jeanette Kunz, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson.
* Jim Schrock advances to general election as a result of a drawing at the official canvass. --- UPDATE (10:30 a.m., Feb. 27, 2013): Jim Schrock sent the following statement to Hudson Patch on Wednesday morning: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 was the day that the ballots were certified from the February 19th school board primary. Matt Kari and I remained tied, and I had been considering the proper course of action since the preliminary results were announced. When I originally announced my candidacy, my intentions were to serve in the best interest(s) of all: the students, the teachers, citizens, and administration. I was expecting to either go forward or not; I had no contingency plans for the incredible odds of a tie. My thought was that …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Hudson Patch will host a school board candidate forum with the four candidates at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Phipps Center for the Arts. The entire community is invited to submit questions via email and attend the event.
Hudson Patch will host a school board candidate forum with all four candidates at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Phipps Center for the Arts. Hudson Patch Editor Micheal Foley will host the event and act as moderator. The entire community is invited to attend and participate in the forum, which is possible because local business owner Paul Rode paid the Phipps rental fees. The River Channel Hudon/North Hudson Community Access TV will tape the debate for later airing on Comcast cable's Channel 15. The station also will post a YouTube video of the event, which will appear on Hudson Patch. Jeanette Kunz, Jamie Johnson Bruce Hanson and Jim Schrock have qualified for the April 2 general election by placing in the top four during the Feb. 19…
Friday, February 1, 2013
More than 50 people came out to hear from the five Hudson School District Borad of Education candidates at forum put on by school parents groups.
Video is provided by The River Channel: Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television. More than 50 people attended a Hudson School District Borad of Education candidates forum put on by school parents groups Thursday night at Willow River Elementary School. Candidates Bruce Hanson, Matthew Kari, Jamie Johnson, Jim Schrock and Jeanette Kunz participated, and Paul Moen served as the event moderator. The following is a viewing guide for the video above, including each question and the video running time of when each speaker addressed it: Opening Remarks Opening Statements Please express your views of the secondary space solutions currently under consideration by the school board, and how will you join in this already underway assessment …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Hudson School District Board of Education candidates Bruce Hanson, Jamie Johnson, Matthew G. Kari, Jeanette Kunz and Jim Schrock will participate in a candidates forum Thursday night.
The five candidates for two Hudson School District Board of Education seats will participate in a forum Thursday night put on by school parents groups. The event will take place at the Willow River Elementary School auditorium from 7-8:30 p.m. Candidate Information One of the five candidates will be eliminated in a primary on Feb. 19. The remaining four will face off in a general election on April 2. Hudson Patch is planning a candidate forum between the primary and the general election. PATCH ELECTION GUIDE Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Friday, January 11, 2013
Jim Schrock is the last of the five Hudson school board candidates to send a statement to Patch. Schrock hopes to instill "an environment that ensures transparency and openness" on the board.
Four of the five candidates vying a seat on the Hudson School District Board of Education — Jamie Johnson, Bruce Hanson, Jeanette Kunz and Matthew G. Kari —all have issued statements about their candidacy. On Friday, the final candidate — Jim Schrock — issued the following statement: There are four other qualified candidates running, and any who are elected will be an asset to the board. I ask for your vote of confidence in both of these important elections based upon these core beliefs: I believe that all willing participants (citizens/taxpayers/parents, teachers, administration, board members and students) are recognized as vital and this inclusiveness of voice is crucial for making the best decisions in the interest of our children. The…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Matthew Kari is the fourth of five Hudson school board candidates to send a statement to Patch. For Kari, a tax accountant, it comes down to the bottom line and how the district spends its money.
Just as Jamie Johnson, Bruce Hanson and Jeanette Kunz have done before him, Hudson School District Board of Education candidate Matthew Kari has issued the following statement about why he is running for a seat on the school board: I have lived in the Hudson community for the past nine years. To be honest, when my wife and I moved to the Hudson community the last thing I would have considered is running for school board as our kids are grown and did not go to school here in Hudson. That said, about six years ago we have taken on the task of raising two of our grandchildren, and when we were ready to enroll our granddaughter into school, my wife was told that we may not have room for her. From that point forward I knew that our district was…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Jeanette Kunz is the third of five Hudson school board candidates to issue a press release. In her release, Kunz expresses her commitment to solving the district's short-term space problems.
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 …