The 17 candidates seeking the vacant seat on the Howell Public Schools Board of Education are:
Donald Barnowski Jr., technology and management professional
Herbert Bursch, former First National Bank CEO
Matthew Cecora, who was unable to be reached for comment
Lyle Dickson, a Howell attorney
Christopher Drake, a General Motors Corp. engineer
Angela Elizando, a former custodian at Howell Public Schools
Vicki Fyke, the founder of the Livingston Organization for Values in Education and an area businesswoman
William "Bill" Harvey, an engineer who ran unsuccessfully for the school board in May
Kris Kauserud, a consultant helping U.S. companies set up overseas and foreign companies start in the U.S.
Dennis Kennedy, a cost-management specialist at Ogihara America Corp.
Margaret Lupton, a former Howell school board member and president
Mark Michaels, a self-employed handyman
Douglas Moore, an engineer who ran unsuccessfully for the school board in May
James Pratt, an aviation safety inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration and hot-air balloonist who unsuccessfully ran for school board twice
Dorothy Selix, a former Howell teacher who now teaches in Hartland Township
Mary Tumbarella, a part-time aide with Howell schools who unsuccessfully sought a board seat in 2004
Michael Yenshaw, a Michigan State Police trooper
The question is this. Will the board pick someone who is part of the old boys club or an independent? I know nobody with ties to the LOVE group or perceived ties to them will be picked.
Another interesting fact to this is that there will be at least three seats up next election in May.