Candidate drops off Lindbergh ballot, but district still has to pay for election to be held


By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

Three candidates had filed for the Lindbergh Board of Education’s April 6 election for two seats at the time filing closed Jan. 20, but one of the candidates later dropped out.

Current board President Mike Shamia is up for re-election and filed to run again.

Newcomer Megan Vedder also filed to run and will appear on the ballot.

A third candidate, Khaled Jumean, filed to run by the filing deadline, which triggered an election. If only two candidates had filed to run, an election would not have been held.

Jumean withdrew before Lindbergh filed with the county. That took his name off the ballot, but the election will still be held.

The district pays for elections, a cost that has ranged from $17,965 to $33,741 over the last three years.