Meet the candidates for the CL School Board

Two Board of Education seats in the Clear Lake School District will be determined in the Tuesday, Sept. 12 election.

Incumbent Chyrl Bergvig will be seeking re-election, while newcomers Tony Brownlee and Rick Knudson are seeking election for the first time.

This week the Clear Lake candidates have provided information about themselves and their vision for the school district.

All voters in the Clear Lake School District will cast their ballots at Clear Lake City Hall, 15 N. 6th St.  Poll hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Chyrl Bergvig

I grew up in Cherokee, Iowa with my parents and one older sister.  The summer of my senior year, our family moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa where I graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1967.  I continued my education at Iowa Central Community College, receiving an AA degree in 1969.  I received my BS degree from Parsons College in 1971 with a K-12 Physical Education degree along with a coaching endorsement.  In 1978, I received a MS Degree in K-12 School Guidance and Counseling and my last certification came from Iowa State University in Administration.

Job experience or qualifications you feel relate to your candidacy:

While in college I was employed by Stith’s Landscaping Nursery in Fort Dodge.  My duties consisted of sales, landscaping, planting trees, shrubs, and many miscellaneous duties.   The other non-teaching experience came at Fort Dodge Laboratories which produced veterinary medicine for all animals.  My

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Tony Brownlee

My name is Tony Brownlee.  My wife Amy and I have lived in Clear Lake since 2006 and we have a fifth grader (Reese) and third grader (Ikey) who attend Clear Creek.  I am a partner and board member at Kingland Systems, which is headquartered here in Clear Lake.  I graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa with an economics degree and went on to Iowa State University for a Master’s of Business Administration.  Since moving to Clear Lake, my family and I have been active members of Zion Lutheran Church and I have served on the Clear Lake Youth Athletic League board and coached many youth sports teams.  I presently serve on multiple advisory boards at Iowa State and the national advisory council at Central College.

Job experience or qualifications you feel relate to your candidacy.

I am fortunate to have had a wide variety of experiences and responsibilities that help me bring “pragmatic leadership” to the school board.  From hiring

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Rick Knudson

My name is Rick Knudson, and I have been a Clear Lake resident for 15 years. I grew up near Estherville, Iowa with a proud agricultural heritage. My wife Jennifer is an admissions coordinator for NIACC and is a licensed K-12 guidance counselor.  We have three children, Nathan and Kaitlyn, who are eight-years-old and in third grade, and Samuel, who is six-years-old and in first grade.  I am employed as a pharmacist with Premier, Inc., which is a health care improvement company based in North Carolina.  I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University and Masters degrees in Pharmacoeconomics and Business Administration from the University of Florida and Stetson University respectively.  I am a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  I have recently served as president of the Iowa Pharmacy Association, and I am currently serving my final year of that three year commitment as the Chairman of the Board.  I

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