Union-backed Caucus for Change sweeps St. Paul school board race


Four candidates closely aligned with the district’s teachers union won a majority of seats on the St. Paul school board Tuesday in a rout that cranks up the heat on Superintendent Valeria Silva in the state’s second-largest school system.

Political newcomers Zuki Ellis, Steve Marchese, Jon Schumacher and Mary Vanderwert were beneficiaries of a Caucus for Change movement critical of district leadership and powered by the organizing muscle and funding might of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers.



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