Former school board member seeks return this year

Destiny Sargeant hoping to submit signatures by Friday

Another prospective candidate for October’s municipal elections told members of a committee on which she sits Wednesday that she intends to run for the Juneau School District’s Board of Education this year.

Clinical psychologist Destiny Sargeant took advantage of the slightly delayed start to Wednesday’s Juneau Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting to pass around her nominating petition, seeking signatures from fellow committee members and meeting attendees.

“I don’t want anyone to feel like they have to do this if they’re at all uncomfortable, but I decided to run — re-run — for school board after being off for two years, and I would like to send around a sheet,” Sargeant said. “If you are a registered voter and would be willing to support me, it would be very helpful.”

Sargeant made her mind up to run this week, she said.

“I decided this just yesterday, and so I’m throwing my signatures together very quickly so I can turn them in,” Sargeant said with a laugh.

Sargeant said she was hoping to have enough signatures by Wednesday night, although she noted she has until 4:30 p.m. next Monday to turn in her nominating petition and file with the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall.

“I don’t have 25 signatures yet, but I will by tonight, I think,” said Sargeant. “So if I have it by tonight, I can for sure get it in by Friday.”

Anyone seeking to appear on the October ballot for either school board or the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is required to submit 25 signatures from qualified Juneau voters.

Sargeant previously served on the school board from 2007 to 2010.

“I was on the school board and loved it, and the only reason I went off the school board was because I had to get my son through his own graduation and my daughter started in middle school,” said Sargeant. “And now I’m really excited about coming back.”

The only certified candidate for school board this year as of the close of business Wednesday is Andrea Story, the incumbent vice president. Three seats are up for election this year.

• Contact reporter Mark D. Miller at 523-2279 or at mark.d.miller@juneauempire.com.

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