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Vale school board hopefuls cite leadership, teamwork

Vale High School. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

VALE – The Vale School Board race this year features four out of five seats up for grabs in the May 18 election. 

Incumbents Darlene McConnell and Jason Chamberlain are running for reelection unopposed and Jason Johnson, a cattle rancher, is unopposed to fill the seat being vacated by Randy Seals.

And in the final race, Ryan Bates, a district parent and civil engineer for the Bureau of Land Management, faces Jessica Kulm, a district parent who works in food safety at Standage Farms and as a yoga teacher at Bliss Yoga Studio. 

Both responded to a list of detailed questions from the Enterprise. 

Bates said that leadership is rooted in experience and a willingness to perform the same tasks one asks of others . . .