KALAMAZOO, MI — From former Kalamazoo mayor Bobby Hopewell to organizations like Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, community leaders and groups are endorsing candidates in the run for Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education.
Incumbents Patti Sholler-Barber, TiAnna Harrison and Jason Morris are campaigning for another six-year term on the seven-member board while Marshall Kilgore and Megan Maddock are trying to win two of those seats in the Nov. 3 general election.
Voters will also decide a two-year partial term on the school board. Incumbent Ken Greschak is running unopposed for that seat.
The three incumbents are campaigning together, with many yard signs and mailers encouraging residents to “vote for experience.”
Sholler-Barber, 71, was first elected to the school board in 2006 and currently serves as president. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and certifications from WMU.
Harrison, 43, first joined the school board as a 2014