Vote School Board First! Forum Attracts All Candidates

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The third and final city school board candidate forum explored a wide range of topics that frequently returned to the importance of equity and leadership.

It was the first forum specific to the Pittsburgh Public Schools board race that brought out all eight candidates. Three of the five seats on this year’s May 16 primary ballot are contested. Ghadah Makoshi is running against District 5’s Terry Kennedy. Veronica Edwards is challenging incumbent Carolyn Klug in District 9. Sala Udin and James Myers Jr. are competing for the soon-to-be vacant seat in District 3.

Conrad Burns, who entered the race in District 7, missed the deadline to withdraw but has said he won’t campaign or participate in any candidate forums. Incumbents Cindy Falls in District 7 and Sylvia Wilson in District 1 are running unopposed.

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