School board election

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Voters will choose between three candidates for public school board trustee in the Oct. 16 election. That’s three candidates for two positions on the High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees, to represent Slave Lake-area parents and ratepayers.
As for the Living Waters Catholic Regional Division #42, there won’t be an election; two people put their names in for the two Slave Lake trustee spots. They are incumbent Darrell Ghostkeeper and newcomer Florence Gladue.
The Living Waters board deals with the business of Catholic schools in Slave Lake, Whitecourt and Edson. Its headquarters are in Whitecourt.
The late Bob Dias was the other Slave Lake trustee for most of the last term, along with Ghostkeeper.
On the public board, the candidates are incumbent Joy McGregor, Ali Mouallem and Sean McConnell.
Mouallem is running for office for the first time. He’s a local businessman and former president of the local Rotary Club. McConnell works for the Town of Slave Lake and this is his second attempt at gaining a school board seat. He was one of two unsuccessful candidates in the 2013 election. McGregor and Tracy Ottenbreit were the winners of that one. Ottenbreit recently left the community.



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