Endorsements

2022 School Board Election

The BEA has endorsed four candidates and one ballot item for the upcoming School Board election.

Candidates

The four BEA-endorsed candidates are Teresa Larsen (District 3), Zack Terakedis (District 4), Scott McCulloch (District 5), and Brian Yates (District 7).

High School Mill Levy

At its March meeting, the BEA Representative Council voted unanimously to endorse the high school mill levy. Please vote YES on this ballot item to help keep our district operating safely and smoothly.

Teresa Larsen

Teresa Larsen

District 3

Zack Terakedis

Zack Terakedis

District 4

Scott McCulloch

Scott McCulloch

District 5

Brian Yates

Brian Yates

District 7

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the important dates for this election?

Ballots will be mailed on April 13th and must be returned no later than Tuesday, May 3rd.

How do I know which district I belong to?

You can find maps of all the zones on the Yellowstone County website.

How do I make sure I am registered to vote?

The Montana Secretary of State's website has a tool called My Voter Page, where you can check to make sure your registration is up to date.

If you are not registered to vote, or have moved or changed your name, fill out a voter registration form and mail it to the Yellowstone County Election Office, Box 35002, Billings, MT 59107 as soon as possible!

How were candidate endorsements determined?

All School Board candidates were invited to interview with the BEA Political Action Committee (PAC). The four endorsed candidates all accepted the invitation and demonstrated their committment to public education through their answers and conversations with the committee members. These endorsements are not based on party affilation, but on which candidates the BEA PAC determines to be the most qualified "friends of education."

How can I help support these candidates?

There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities in the next few weeks. In the meantime, please spread the word to all your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers about our endorsed candidates. If you are on Facebook, please be sure to follow the Billings Education Association's page, and like and share posts about these candidates as much as possible.