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Finalists Announced for School Board Vacancy

There is one open seat due to Pam Rykken's resignation.

The St. Louis Park School Board has five finalists for its one vacant seat.

Those finalists are:

  • Karen Waters
  • Susan Nielsen
  • Bruce Cantor, M.D., M.S.
  • Ken Morrison
  • Mary Tomback

A spot is open on the seven-member board due to Pam Rykken's resignation in August. Rykken, who joined the board in 2008, said she was stepping down due to personal reasons. 

The board will interview the finalists on Oct. 15 and possibly Oct. 16, with a decision expected to come one of those two days.

Whoever is chosen will serve until the next school board election in November 2013. The remaining two years of Rykken’s term will be on the ballot. Three other four-year seats will also be up for grabs.

Here is how the board looks following Rykken's resignation:

Name First year on board Jim Yarosh 2002 Nancy Gores 2004 Larry Shapiro 2006 Bruce Richardson 2002 Julie Sweitzer 2004 Joe Tatalovich 2012
Michael Rose October 15, 2012 at 09:12 PM
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Larry Petermen October 22, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Pam -- you won't be missed!!

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