Officials reject nomination papers for two Milwaukee School Board hopefuls

Rory Linnane:

Milwaukee election officials have rejected the nomination papers for two school board candidates who hoped to run for Milwaukee School Board this spring: former state superintendent candidate Shandowlyon Hendricks Reaves, and former Milwaukee Police Sgt. Pamela Holmes.

They had also rejected paperwork for candidate Darryl Jackson, but accepted it after he filed corrections Friday.

Officials determined Hendricks Reaves and Holmes each failed to turn in the required 400 valid nomination signatures from their respective districts.

That leaves only two contested school board race on the April 4 ballot.

Jackson will compete with Program the Parks co-founder Gabi Hart for the District 3 seat being vacated by current board vice president Sequanna Taylor. Jackson filed a challenge against Hart’s nomination signatures, which election officials will consider Monday, said Claire Woodall-Vogg, executive director of the city’s election commission.

In the other contested race, former board member Jeff Spence and Rethinking Schools marketing director Missy Zombor are running for the citywide seat being vacated by current board president Bob Peterson.

The winner of Peterson’s and Taylor’s seats will not automatically become president and vice president. Board members will choose their officers after the election.