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Salina City Commission: Seven candidates have filed: Owen Freiburger, 937 Highland; Frank R. Hampton, 5l89 Upper Mill Heights Dr.; Joe A. Hay, Jr., 109 Baker St.; Melissa Rose Hodges, 100 Mount Barbara Dr.; Michael L. Hoppock, 914 Oak Lane; Aaron Householter, 205 Pine Ridge Dr.; and Tracy D. Wiegert, 443 Yale Ave.

USD 305—Salina Public Schools: There are three openings for four-year terms and one opening for a two year unexpired term.

Six candidates have filed for the four-year position: Mark A. Bandrė, 95 Wildcat Circle; Emma L. Doherty, 2085 Raymond Ave.; Jim Fletcher, 406 Maple Ave.; Ed Geihsler, 321 S. Estates Dr.; Gabe Grant, 1507 Stapler Ave.; and Karyn Mettner Underwood, 1661 W. Republic, #68. Two candidates have filed for the two-year position: Gary Denning, 2413 Edgehill Rd.; and Ramona Newson, 1214 Wilbre Rd.

See more about each candidate below:

Mark A. Bandre is a candidate for a four year position on the USD 305 Salina Public School Board. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Gary Denning is a candidate for a two year position on the USD 305 Salina Public School Board . Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Emma Doherty is a candidate for a four year position on the USD 305 Salina Public School Board. Read her response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Jim Fletcher is a candidate for a four year position on the USD 305 Salina Public School Board. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Owen Freiburger is a candidate for Salina City Commission. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Ed Geihsler is a candidate for a four year position on the USD 305 Salina Public School Board. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Gabe Grant is a candidate for a four year position on the USD 305 Salina Public School Board. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Frank R. Hampton is a candidate for Salina City Commission. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Joe A. Hay, Jr. is a candidate for Salina City Commission. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Melissa Rose Hodges is a candidate for Salina City Commission. Read her response to our candidates’ questionnaire.



Michael Hoppock is a candidate for Salina City Commission. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Aaron Householter is a candidate for Salina City Commission. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Ramona V. Newsom is a candidate for a two year position on the USD 305 Salina Public School Board . Read her response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Karyn Mettner Underwood is a candidate for a four year position on the USD 305 Salina Public School Board. Read her response to our candidates’ questionnaire.


Tracy Wiegert is a candidate for Salina City Commission. Read his response to our candidates’ questionnaire.