BES School Board Candidates Face Off Tonight at Forum

Watch live online, television, or in person. Either way—get ready for fireworks.


Four school board seats, 10 total candidates. And all of them want your vote.

That's the story of tonight's Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District School Board Forum. It's also plenty important. All four incumbents are vying to retain their seats on a school board that faces unprecedented scrutiny amid recent leadership shakeups, financial hardships and a bit of controversy.

The forum, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Senior Campus of the Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, is sponsored by Shippers Resource Center. Tom Taylor, president of SRC, will be the moderator.

Residents are encouraged to attend the forum, but the district will also be airing the debate live on local Channel 18, as well as the district's website.

The candidates:

Candidates for three four-year terms: 

• DeeDee Currier (INCUMBENT)
12501 Nicollet Ave., Unit 408
Burnsville, MN 55337

• Steve Dove, who also applied to fill Gail Morrison's vacant seat last year.
10913 Southview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

• Ron Hill (INCUMBENT)
5313 So. Park Circle
Savage, MN 55378

• Mark Korman, who also applied to fill Morrison's vacant seat last year.
12905 1st Ave S.
Burnsville, MN 55337

• Seema Pothini, who also applied to fill Morrison's vacant seat last year.
4173 W. 136th St. 
Savage, MN 55378

• Sandra Sweep (INCUMBENT)
44 E. 125th St
Burnsville, MN 55337

• Mark “MR. TEAK” Traikoff
12858 Nicollet Ave South #302
Burnsville, MN 55337

Candidates for one two-year term: 

• Joshua Mathews
4016 136th St. West
Savage, MN 55378

• Tom McCasey
12845 1st Ave South
Burnsville, MN 55337

• Robert VandenBoom, who was selected to fill Morrison's seat in 2011. (INCUMBENT)
2062 Royale Drive
Eagan, MN 55122


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