Westside school district voters Tuesday selected four candidates — one incumbent and three political newcomers — for two seats on the school board.
The four — Dana Blakely, Douglas Krenzer, Beth Morrissette and David Woodke — will advance to the May 13 primary election, which will serve as the general election for the Westside board.
The two seats up for election currently are held by Woodke, an Omaha attorney and the board’s current president, and Tom Baker. Baker did not seek a third six-year term.
The four were selected during Westside’s caucus, which included daytime voting and the evening caucus. Two other candidates, including one nominated from the floor, did not advance.
Blakely, a teacher for 15 years, now teaches government at Millard West High School.
Krenzer is an Omaha attorney who serves on the board of Together Inc.
Morrissette, who ran unsuccessfully in 2012, is executive director of a nonprofit mental health and substance abuse agency in southwest Iowa.
All three are Westside High School graduates and all three have children attending district schools.