Six candidates are on the ballot for five seats on the Kenora Catholic District School Board this fall. They include five incumbents, along with a new name.
Chair Frank Bastone is joined in his bid for re-election by Paul Landry, Michael Favreau, Teresa Gallik and Anne Sweeney. The new name on the ballot is Bonnie Reynard.
Frank Bastone is retired from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and he's been serving as a trustee for the KCDSB since 2005.
He'd previously served as a trustee in Dryden.
He's a member of the parish at Notre Dame du Portage in Kenora, and he's been with the Knights of Columbus since 1975.
Bastone has also served as recreation director in Sioux Lookout.
Teresa Gallik is a hotel manager in Kenora. She has been serving in the vice-chair's position, and she's been a trustee with the board since 2003.
"I plan to continue my dedication to going above and beyond to make our schools a better, safer place to foster our children’s education," she says, in a message to voters.
Paul Landry is the broker of record at Landry's Real Estate in Kenora. He's been serving as a trustee with the school board for more than 30 years.
Michael Favreau is a sales representative at Landry's Real Estate, and he's been a trustee with the board for more than 20 years. His community service has also included hockey and baseball.
Anne Sweeney joined the board as a trustee for the first time four years ago, after the 2014 election.
Bonnie Reynard is a member of St. Louis parish in Keewatin. She's the mother of two children in the school system, and she has helpedwith the parents' council at Ecole Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys. Reynard has a degree in Catholic theology, and she's interested in stepping up to becoming a trustee.
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