SIOUX CITY | The League of Women Voters of Sioux City will hold a debate/forum for people to hear views of the five candidates running for three Sioux City School Board positions in September.

The election will be held on Sept. 12, and the forum will be held a week earlier, at 7 p.m. Sept. 5, at City Hall, 405 Sixth St.

A League of Women Voters member will serve as moderator for the 90-minute event, which is also co-sponsored by the Sioux City Mayor's Youth Commission. The last half of the event will include questions from the crowd.

One incumbent and four challengers are on the ballot.

School board member Perla Alarcon-Flory is seeking a new four-year term while Paul Gorski and John Meyers earlier announced they would not run for re-election.

The field also includes two former candidates, Shaun Broyhill and Miyuki Nelson, and newcomers Ron Colling and Jeremy Saint.

Alarcon-Flory owns Perla J Alarcón-Flory LLC, a Sioux City translation services business.

Broyhill, a database administrator for Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc., won a school board seat in 2013, but resigned it before the first meeting.

Nelson lost to Meyers in a special election last November to fill an unexpired term. She is a former food safety coordinator, specialist and regional manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for IBP and Tyson Foods.

Colling is a retired teacher who worked in the Sioux City School District for 39 years.  Saint is a local attorney with the Crary Huff Ringgenberg Hartnett and Storm law firm.

The forum will be aired live on CableOne channel 56 and on the city of Sioux City website. Questions about the debate can be directed to Carolyn Goodwin of the League of Women Voters, at 712.274.1948.

There is also a Sioux City Council election in November and the league is planning an October forum for those council candidates.


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