VALPARAISO | A race has shaped up for the at-large seat on the Portage Township School Board.
Incumbent Debra Ekdahl is facing a challenge from Leonard Clark, according the county voter registration office.
The only candidate to file so far for the 3rd District seat on the Portage School Board is Billy Coker.
The 3rd District incumbent, Glenda Owens, is not seeking re-election.
Other school board candidates who had filed by Friday included John Marshall, at large, Duneland School Corp.; Nick Jurasevich, Jackson Township, Duneland School Corp.; Jill Bibler, at-large, East Porter County School Corp.; Peter Blank, at large, MSD of Boone Township; Robert Gilliana Jr., 1st District, Union Township School Corp.; William Greene, Springfield and Michigan City, Michigan City Area Schools; and Dennis Metheny, Coolsprings and Pine Township, Michigan City Area Schools.
The deadline for filing as a school board candidate is noon Aug. 24, said Sundae Schoon, Republican director at the Porter County voter registration office.
Candidates must live within the district represented by the seat and turn in signatures from 10 registered voters from the district, Schoon said. The candidate petition form is available at the voter registration office and online with the secretary of state's office.