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Three board seats have competing candidates


Three of the four Hillsboro School Board seats up for election in the May 21 special election will be contested races.

As of the filing deadline with Washington County Elections last week, incumbents Janeen Sollman and Rebecca Lantz both have challengers.

Board chairwoman Sollman will run against A. Richard Vial for the Position 1 seat. Vial is a partner in Vial-Fotheringham law practice in Portland.

Lantz will run against Erik Seligman for the Position 6 seat. Seligman sits on the school district’s curriculum committee and is active in the Washington County Commission on Children and Families.

Three candidates will vie for the Position 2 seat: Jaime Rodriguez, Miklosch “Mik” Sander and Glenn D. Miller. Incumbent Carolyn Ortman, a 20-year board veteran, decided against another run.

Rodriguez is a career specialist at Portland Community College’s Workforce Development Center. Sander is an information technology consultant and served as board president of City View Charter School, the district’s only charter school.

Incumbent Monte Akers, who was appointed to the board in 2011, will run unopposed for Position 3.