The period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 761 shall begin on July 31, 2018, and shall close at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 14, 2018.

The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  At that election, four (4) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each.

Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, 515 West Bridge Street, Owatonna.  The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election.

The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 14, 2018.

School board members are elected during the November General Election on even years.  Members are elected for a four-year term with either three or four members elected.  All board members are elected at-large.

Questions may be directed to Sarah Hoffman at

Information for potential candidates:
Owatonna Public Schools Election Information (2018)
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State:  Become a Candidate
2018 Campaign Manual

Minnesota School Boards Association

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Financial Reports

Owatonna Public Schools is required to publish financial reports by any organized campaign committee or candidate.  These reports will be available on the school district website for four years.  M.S. 211A.02

Owatonna Forward (2015 Bond Referendum) Campaign Financial Report
CFR Certification of Filing
Owatonna Education Association (OEA) Campaign Financial Report
(Bond Referendum, 1/31/16)

Campaign Financial Report
(Bond Referendum 2015, 9/14/15)

Campaign Financial Report
(Bond Referendum 2015, 10/23/15)

Campaign Financial Report
(Bond Referendum 2015, 12/3/15
2016 School Board Candidates
Nikki Gieseke Campaign Financial Report
Christina Ingvaldson Campaign Financial Report
Timothy Jensen Campaign Financial Report
Marah Ryks Campaign Financial Report
Eric J. Schuster Campaign Financial Report
Ron Van Nurden Campaign Financial Report
Bob Wottreng Campaign Financial Report
2014 School Board Candidates
Doug Belmore Campaign Financial Report 
Bill Bernard Campaign Financial Report
Jolayne Mohs Campaign Financial Report
Mark Sebring Campaign Financial Report
Lori Weisenburger Campaign Financial Report