AEC spent several months this Spring listening to and learning from MPS families, teachers, principals, and community leaders to better understand the priorities most important to them in the upcoming school board race. We utilized the themes from what we learned during those conversations to develop this candidate questionnaire so voters can understand how school board candidates plan to address the issues most important to them. This candidate questionnaire is not being utilized for endorsement purposes. The sole purpose of this candidate questionnaire is for voter education.

This questionnaire was sent to all candidates listed on the MN Secretary of State website running for Minneapolis school board. We have only used the email addresses listed on the secretary of state's website. If an email address was not provided, reached out to campaigns utilizing other means of communication to gather their email address. Each candidate was given 10 days to return their candidate questionnaire by Sunday, July 31st.  The following candidates won their primary election and moved on to the general election.

At Large Candidates (Elect 2)


Collin Beachy     Sonya Emerick    KerryJo Felder    Lisa Skjefte   


District 1 Candidate (Elect 1)

Abdul Abdi


District 3 Candidate (Elect 1)

Fathia Feerayarre


District 5 Candidates (Elect 1)


Laurelle Myhra     Lori Norvell        


We will update this page as candidates submit their candidate questionnaire.