2022 Cloquet School Board: Five people vying for Cloquet School Board seats

Three incumbents and two newcomers are seeking election to the board.

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CLOQUET — Three incumbents and two newcomers are vying for three seats on the Cloquet School Board.

Current board members David Battaglia, Gary "Hawk" Huard and Ted Lammi are seeking reelection, while Jamie Graham and Sarah Plante Buhs are looking to earn seats Nov. 8.

Click on the candidates' names below to read their responses to a Cloquet Pine Journal questionnaire. Their responses have been edited for style and grammar. They are listed in alphabetical order:

"I want to continue lending a voice to keep Cloquet moving forward. I look to maintain Cloquet's quality education," writes David Battaglia.
"I’m running for school board because we need change. We need members of the school board making decisions first and foremost for our students, then our staff," Jamie Graham writes.
"My goal as a school board member has been, and will continue to be, to encourage transparency; advocate for students, families and staff; and to engage in courageous conversations," writes Gary 'Hawk' Huard.
"I want to help out. All three of my kids attended and graduated from Cloquet and are all successful in their fields because of the first-class education they received here. I want to help provide the same thing to every child in Cloquet," Ted Lammi writes.
"Representation is important to me," writes Sarah Plante Buhs. "There’s only one woman on the school board currently and two women in school administration, with over 75% of the staff being women. With more diversity in all areas of our school, I believe we can make better decisions for our district’s staff and students."

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