By Dylan Thomas, Southwest Journal
LYNNHURST — The four candidates vying for Southwest’s new District 6 seat on the School Board met in a candidate forum Monday at Burroughs Community School that hit on several of the district’s hot-button issues, including the perceived lack of challenging courses at Washburn High School and the new teachers contract.
Tracine Asberry, Curtis Johnson, Alex Phung and David Weingartner responded to several questions prepared by event organizers before giving brief responses to written audience questions during the event hosted by Minneapolis DFL. All four are seeking the DFL endorsement and are expected to appear together in one more forum — scheduled for May 10 in the Kingfield neighborhood — before the party holds its endorsing convention May 19. Read the rest.