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Candidates file to seek local school board seats

By Lisa Brody

Multiple candidates have filed for openings on the Bloomfield Hills Schools and Birmingham Public Schools boards of education for the November 8 general election.

Candidates had until 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, to file with Oakland County Elections Division.

In Birmingham, two of the seven seats will be open in November. Kimberly Whitman and Adrienne Young, both first elected in 2017 for a six-year term, have seats that are expiring. Whitman has filed to run for re-election, while Young has not.

In addition to Whitman of Beverly Hills, running for an open six-year seat are Art Jack of Southfield; Samuel Oh of Birmingham; Bridget Schipper of Birmingham; Nicole Spencer of Beverly Hills; and Colleen Zammitt of Beverly Hills.

In Bloomfield Hills, there are 10 candidates running for four open seats, with current trustees Howard Baron, Lisa Efros and Jennifer Matlow not running for re-election for a four-year term. Current trustee Paul Kolin, a former board president who was removed by his fellow board members in September 2021, following actions he independently took in his position to inform police of a list of parents posted to Facebook by another parent who are allegedly “anti-maskers,” has filed for another term.

Also running for a four-year term are Jim Baker of Bloomfield Hills; Lindsay Baker of Franklin; Sandeep Chada of Bloomfield Hills; Tareq Falah of Bloomfield Hills; Nicholas Haugen of Bloomfield Hills; Meagan M. Hill of West Bloomfield; Harris Ng of Franklin; Carolyn Noble of Bloomfield Hills; and Lauren Wilson of Bloomfield Hills.

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