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Paperwork snafu could disqualify school board hopeful
Politics, Schools

Clerk to determine if teacher can be on April 2 ballot for Area 1 seat    

The eligibility of the teacher who intended to run against incumbent Jim Greer for the Middleton school board seat in Area 1 is in question after a paperwork snafu.

David Dahmen -- a middle school science teacher and former teacher’s union president -- filed a Declaration of Candidacy for a Middleton-Cross Plains Area Board of Education spot by the Jan. 2 deadline but did so with improper paperwork, according to a Middleton Times-Tribune report.

Instead of filing the original signatures from Middleton-area voters that validate community support for candidacy, Dahmen told the newspaper he filed photocopies, not knowing original signatures were required.

The sitting Area 1 incumbent and Dahmen’s would-be opponent, Greer, filed a challenge to Dahmen’s paperwork.

Dahmen told the newspaper he brought the proper paperwork to the filing clerk within 24 hours of learning of the mistake.

Annette Ashley, the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Board’s clerk, will decide if Dahmen is eligible to be placed on the April 2 ballot for the school board position, the paper reported.

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