2022 School Board Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 720 shall begin on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and shall close at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Shakopee Public Schools will be on the ballot in November 2022 for the purpose of electing four (4) school board members for four (4) year terms.
Election day is November 8, 2022. There are presently 8 school board candidates on the ballot and include (listed in filing order) Kristi Peterson, Caroline Valdez, Nick Stepka, Joe Aldrich, Zachary Pierson, Brian Kane, David Melby and Chad Johnson. For more information on the candidates from the Shakopee Chamber, please click here or the link below. Please click here for the Secretary of State's candidate filing information. The Office Title is School Board Member (ISD #720 - Elect 4).
Issued November 8, 2022
Four Board Members Elected to Shakopee Public Schools Board
Unofficial School Board Election Results
Local voters have elected Kristi Peterson, Joe Aldrich, Caroline Valdez and Chad Johnson to the Shakopee Public Schools Board, each for a four (4) year term starting in January 2023. Unofficial results have been posted on the Secretary of State’s website.
Peterson was elected to the School Board in November 2018 and presently serves as the School Board Chair. This will be her second term.
Aldrich was elected to the School Board in November 2018 and presently serves as the School Board Treasurer. This will be his second term.
Valdez was appointed to the School Board in April 2022 and presently serves as a School Board member.
Chad Johnson is new to the School Board.
The above elected School Board members will join Jeff Smith, current Vice Chair; Tim Brophy, current Clerk; and Mohamed Ibrahim, current School Board member, all of whom have terms that expire in 2024.
Judi Tomczik will be retiring at the end of this year (2022). Tomczik, a retired educator who was appointed to the School Board in June 2018 and then elected in November 2018, has served the district in various capacities since 1972.
Election results are unofficial until certified by the School Board on November 16, 2022.
Campaign Finance Reports
Affidavit of Candidacy Form & Additional Resources
A candidate who has filed an affidavit of candidacy may remove his or her name from the ballot by filing an affidavit of withdrawal by 5 p.m. no later than 2 days after the end of the filing period (August 16, 2022). The affidavit of withdrawal is filed with the same filing officer where the original affidavit of candidacy was filed - Shakopee Public Schools District Office.