One school board seat up for election in West Ada, Idaho, after other two races canceled

In Idaho, the West Ada School District was originally scheduled to hold a general election for three of its five school board seats on November 5, 2019. However, elections for two of the seats were canceled after only the incumbents filed to run.
 
Consequently, Zone 4 incumbent Phillip Neuhoff and Zone 5 incumbent Rene Ozuna won new terms by default. The Zone 2 race, which features incumbent Mike Vuittonet and challenger Amy Johnson, is still on the November 5 ballot. The candidate filing deadline passed on September 6 for this election.
 
Members of the West Ada school board are elected by district to four-year terms. Staggered elections are held every odd-numbered year with two seats on the ballot in 2013 and 2017 and the other three seats on the ballot in 2015 and 2019. In 2016, a recall election was held targeting the board members from Zones 1, 3, and 5; all three were successfully recalled.
 
The West Ada School District, which is also referred to as Joint School District No. 2 and was previously known as the Meridian School District, served 36,804 students during the 2014-2015 school year. This made it the largest district by student enrollment in the state of Idaho.
 



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