Kim Ellison selected for Minneapolis School Board

Kim Ellison, the ex-wife of Congressman Keith Ellison, has been selected by the Minneapolis School Board to fill a vacancy on the board.

She’ll be sworn in Jan. 10 to replace Lydia Lee, who is resigning at the end of the year. The veteran board member said she was leaving because family commitments will take her out of the state for an extended period, reported Southwest Minneapolis Patch.

Kim Ellison, who was one of five candidates for the board opening, is an executive assistant at Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties and the Education Committee chairwoman for the Minneapolis NAACP, sits on the North High School Advisory Committee and is a board member for Parents United for Public Schools, reports the Star Tribune.

She was selected by school board members, with Lee not voting, in a secret ballot. The four other candidates were Peggy Clark, David Joseph DeGrio, Brooke Magid Hart and former board member Theartrice “T” Williams.

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