By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

School board race attracts two candidates for one seat


September 20, 2023

John DeRuyter

Voters on Oct. 3 will choose between incumbent Esther Aaltséen Reese and challenger John DeRuyter for a three-year term on the school board.

It is the only one of five school board seats on this year's ballot.

Reese, tribal administrator for the Wrangell Cooperative Association, is finishing her first year on the board after winning election last October, when she was unopposed.

DeRuyter, in his third year on the secondary school advisory committee, is making his first run for office in Wrangell.

If elected, DeRuyter said his primary goal is that the board always respond to public comments...

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