Henkel will not seek reelection to School Board

Henkel will not seek reelection to School Board
Posted on 04/29/2021
Earlier this month we shared that Tami Henkel, longest-serving current member of the Tahoma School Board, will not seek reelection this year. Henkel has served on the board since 2003, representing District 1. She made her announcement during a School Board meeting.

“With great respect for my colleagues, the district, and our community and to be transparent with my intentions, it is with a heavy heart that I share that I will not be filing for reelection,” she said. “I wanted to be sure that the Director District area 1 community had some time to consider serving on the school board.”

Henkel said she treasures her School Board service but is ready to devote time to other pursuits.

“Serving on the board has been such a rewarding experience.” she said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community by participating in this meaningful work.”

School directors serve four-year terms and must be registered voters who reside in the director district they represent. A map of director districts can be viewed on the School Board web page

Elections will be held for director districts 1 and 5 this year. The election filing period is May 17-21. To find out more about election filing, please contact King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683) or visit https://kingcounty.gov/depts/elections

According to Tahoma School Board procedures, candidates for the school board will be provided with background information about the school district and are encouraged to attend School Board meetings. Persons who have questions about the School Board and responsibilities of directors can contact Tahoma Superintendent Mike Hanson by calling 425-413-3400.

The Washington State School Directors Association is another source of information and provides training workshops for school board candidates, as described on their website.
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