Two candidates file for Ann Arbor school board seat
Mexicotte, 53, submitted an affidavit of identify and receipt of filing with the Elections Division of the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office on May 18.
Mexicotte’s seat is the only Ann Arbor seat up for re-election in the Nov. 6 general election. It is a four-year term.
The long-serving school board member has joked several times since January about whether or not she would seek re-election. Mexicotte could not be reached for comment Monday night to confirm she will, in fact, be running.
Mexicotte has served on the Ann Arbor school board consistently since 2003. She was last elected in 2010 to a two-year term.
If she choses to run, Mexicotte may face an opponent.
Dale Leslie, 63, of Scio Township also filed an affidavit of identity and a receipt of filing with the county clerk on June 22.
Leslie is a businessman, life-long Washtenaw County resident and local history buff. He currently sits on the Washtenaw County Historical Society’s Board of Directors. Leslie also was a community contributor for AnnArbor.com from 2009 to 2011.
Milan Area Schools recently switched from a four-year board term to six-year term due to the new Michigan election law.