Only one of the three open seats on the Lincoln Board of Education this spring is contested.

Seven board members sit on the Lincoln Board of Education, each representing a different district based on a geographic location. Each board member is elected to a four-year term in the nonpartisan race. The board is responsible for setting district policy and for hiring and overseeing the superintendent.

School board members are not paid.

Districts 2, 4 and 6 are up for election on May 7.

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, who has been the lead locksmith at LPS for 41 years, is running against her.

Both candidates advanced in the April primary election because the top two vote-getters in the nonpartisan race automatically move forward.

Connie Duncan and Bob Rauner are running unopposed but responded to questions posed by the Lincoln Journal Star.

Duncan is a former LPS teacher seeking her second term to 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.

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