No candidates for the Ottumwa School Board in next month’s election will be taken off the ballot. On Tuesday (10/22), a Wapello County Judge denied a request from Ottumwa attorney Ryan Mitchell. Mitchell claimed seven of the 15 school board candidates had improperly filled out the paperwork and should be removed from the ballot. In his ruling, Judge Shawn Showers said if all of the seven candidates lose in the November election, the point is moot. And if one or more of the seven is elected, then Mitchell still has the chance to prove his case. The affected candidates are Leisa Walker, Kent Walker, Aaron Luke, Jon Bunt, Krista Tedrow, Robert Wormhoudt, and Sarah Sels.