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Meet the Candidates for State College Area School Board

Seven candidates are looking to win nominations for State College Area School District Board of Directors in the 2021 primary election.`

Four positions, each with a four-year term, are up for election this year. Each candidate is cross-filed on the Democratic and Republican ballots for the primary. Up to four candidates will be nominated on each ballot to advance to the November election.

Just one incumbent, David Hutchinson, is seeking reelection.

StateCollege.com editor Geoff Rushton interviewed the candidates for C-NET. Videos of each of the interviews and brief candidate information appear below.

Candidates discussed why they are running, the biggest challenges facing the district, charter school funding and oversight reforms, inclusivity and equity, the district’s COVID-19 response, budgets, taxes and more.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 18. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to request mail-in ballots.

To find your polling place and for more information about voting in Centre County, visit centrecountyvotes.com.

Deborah Anderson

Anderson is an economist, former college professor and is a parent volunteer in the district.

Candidate website | Candidate Facebook page


Peter Buck

Buck is an academic programs manager in Penn State’s Sustainability Institute and former Ferguson Township supervisor.

Candidate website | Candidate Facebook page


Carline Crevecoeur

Crevecoeur is a community volunteer, educator and retired OB-GYN.

Candidate website | Candidate Facebook page


Jackie Huff

Huff is an assistant teaching professor in Penn State’s College of Engineering and former high school math teacher.

Candidate website | Candidate Facebook page


David Hutchinson

Hutchinson has been a State College Area School Board member since 2003 and is a past president of the Pennsylvania School Board Association.

Candidate Facebook page


Dawn Lorenz

Lorenz has been director of Our Lady of Victory Preschool for the past five years and was previously a university professor.

Candidate website | Candidate Facebook page

Video interview not available.


Michelle Glenn Young

Young is a retired U.S. Navy commander and is a parent volunteer in the district.

Candidate website | Candidate Facebook page