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Four candidates for the Lincoln Board of Education, which includes two incumbents and two newcomers, advanced to the May 7 general election.

Only one of the races for three of the school board’s seven districts is contested: Paul Claus, a longtime Lincoln Public Schools employee, is challenging incumbent Annie Mumgaard for the District 4 seat in north-central Lincoln.

Mumgaard, a virtual-learning educator at the University of Nebraska State Museum, is running for a second term. Claus has been the lead locksmith at LPS for 41 years.

Both candidates advanced Tuesday in the nonpartisan race.

Two other candidates, Connie Duncan and Bob Rauner, are running unopposed.

Duncan is a former LPS teacher running for a second term in District 2 in south-central Lincoln.

Rauner, a Lincoln physician and president of Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, is running for the District 6 seat in east Lincoln now held by Matt Schulte, who is not seeking reelection.

Two candidates for the Lincoln Airport Authority also advanced to the general election: incumbent Nicholas J.  Cusick and challenger Aurang Zeb.



Education reporter

Margaret Reist is a Lincoln native, the mom of three high school graduates now navigating college and an education junkie who covers students, teachers and policymakers inside and outside the K-12 classroom.

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