2023Voter Guide

Minnesota Parents Alliance identifies and endorses school board candidates across the state who are aligned with our mission of prioritizing academic achievement, equality and parental rights in their school district. The candidates listed below are ready to stand up for students and parents and deserve your support.

Our Voter Guide is not created in coordination with any candidate or campaign. Candidates featured in is resource are endorsed based on MPA’s research of their platform and campaign, as well as input we receive from engaged, informed parents in each community. We identify the strongest candidates in each district who can be trusted to prioritize achievement, equal treatment for all students, parental involvement, safety, transparency and accountability.

All candidates featured in the Voter Guide are given the option to have the “Pro-Human Pledge” designation in their profile to indicate that they are aligned with and supportive of the FAIR Pro-Human Pledge. This is not an endorsement by FAIR, but rather a way for candidates to further emphasize their stance on fair and equal treatment of ALL students.

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for school board or you are a candidate who is interested in being featured in our Voter Guide, contact us today!

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Paul Wikstrom

Mounds View School District 621
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Paul Wikstrom

In January 2022 the school board established a policy prohibiting parents and residents from speaking at the regular board meetings. This silenced the public voice. I started thinking about running for school board. With the increasing violence in the schools and the declining standard test scores, I committed to the 2023 race! We need safety, academic achievement, parental involvement with the teachers and students, and transparency to our school district!
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Heidi Caccamo

Mounds View School District 621
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Heidi Caccamo

With a deep commitment to our students' well-being, I prioritize school safety as a fundamental right for every child. Learning should never be disrupted by concerns about personal safety. Additionally, I am dedicated to fostering academic achievement by ensuring that each student receives the highest quality education and learning opportunity. I strongly believe in the power of parental involvement, recognizing that open communication and a strong partnership between parents and teachers are vital to each child's success. It is my unwavering goal to create a supportive environment where every student and family feels embraced, supported, and equipped with the resources they need to thrive.
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Art Mills

Mounds View School District 621
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Art Mills

My mission is to ensure that every student in Mounds View has access to a high-quality education that prepares them for success in life. I believe that this requires transparency, community engagement and reasonable decision-making that considers the needs of all students and families free from divisive partisan issues that divert from the mission. As a school board member, I will work to promote equality of opportunity, support our teachers and staff and engage our community in meaningful dialogue about the future of our schools. Together, we can build a better Mounds View School District for all.
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Mark Kelliher

Mounds View School District 621
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Mark Kelliher

I am running for school board so that our children of today, who incidentally, will be the leaders of tomorrow, will be better equipped with the skills to do well in the real world. We have seen a steady erosion in academic proficiency, a true statement even before Covid. The current board has been distracted with social engineering issues and, as a result, important educational fundamentals have gone out of focus. This focus WILL change when I am elected. I will also open board meetings to public comments because parents and the entire community should have a say in educating our children.
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