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COLUMBIA — Russ Tandy said he filed paperwork Tuesday to drop his name from the April 3 Columbia School Board election.
"It's much more political than I had dreamed," Tandy said.
Tandy said he decided not to run for personal reasons, and he was frustrated with how drawn out the "vetting" process was.
Tandy said he met many good people during his time as a candidate but was unhappy with being asked the same questions by multiple groups.
"I think it's ridiculous," he said.
*He said he wished candidates had only one forum in which to answer general questions. Organizations seeking information about candidates also could get their group-specific questions answered there.
According to the Missouri School Boards' Association, after candidates have been certified, they may only be taken off the ballot by a court order. Tandy said he filed his paperwork with County Clerk Wendy Noren on Tuesday.
Rex Cone, Paul Cushing, Melvin Blase and incumbent Christine King are still candidates for the two open school board spots.