Suzanne Dale Estey, a public affairs and economic development consultant, has taken an early lead in fundraising for her campaign for a seat on the Seattle School board, reporting about $20,000 in contributions.
Sue Peters, a parent activist and freelance writer, has raised about $1,000 total, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Dean McColgan, director of development for the Museum of Flight and former Federal Way councilman, has no contributions yet listed.
The three are running for the seat now held by Michael DeBell, who is not seeking re-election in District IV, which covers Queen Anne, Magnolia and Ballard.
In the other school board race, educational consultant Stephan Blanford has raised about $4,800 and his two opponents – LaCrese Green and Olu Thomas – list none to date.
They are running for the post now held by School Board President Kay Smith-Blum, who decided to step down after one term. She holds the seat in District V, which covers the center part of Seattle.
Primary elections will be held in August. School board candidates run in their districts in the primary, then the two top voter-getters run citywide in the general election in November.