Everson, Christiansen to face off for Mitchell Board of Education seat

$17 million bond issue also to be on the ballot, election set for June 6

Voters will cast their ballots for a pair of Mitchell Board of Education candidates as well as a $17 million bond issue at the June 6 election.
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MITCHELL — The race for the one seat coming open on the Mitchell Board of Education is set, according to officials with the Mitchell School District.

Administrators with the Mitchell School District confirmed Wednesday morning that Deb Everson will face off against Matt Christiansen for the seat Christiansen currently holds on the five-person board of education. They were the only two people to take out and return valid nominating petitions for the position.

It is the lone seat up for election this year on the board. Seats on the Mitchell Board of Education are at-large bids and are for three-year terms.

Attention will now turn to the Mitchell School District voters, who will decide between the two candidates at the joint city and school election, which is scheduled to be held Tuesday, June 6. District voters will also decide on a $17 million bond issue that would be used to help complete the athletics facilities portion of the new Mitchell High School building project at that election.

The bond issue vote requires a 60% majority for approval.


The Mitchell Board of Education is made up of five members. Current members of the board are Christiansen, Deb Olson, Terry Aslesen, Shawn Ruml and Brittni Flood.

Passage of bond issue requires 60% approval for passage

Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at
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