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ISD 191 (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) School Board Fills Vacancy

Updated: Feb 11

Update: On December 10, 2020 the ISD 191 School Board unanimously voted to appoint Suad (Sue) Said to fill the vacancy described below until a special election can be held to fill that seat. A Sun ThisWeek story about the appointment is available here. On January 14, 2021, the School Board called a special election to be held on November 2, 2021, to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term, which ends in January 2023.


In early October Jen Holweger resigned from her position as a member of the ISD 191 Board of Education. Because the vacancy occurred less than 90 days prior to the November general election, the Board was unable to call a special election to fill the vacancy in November. The Board accepted applications through November 6 from those seeking to be appointed to fill the vacancy until a special election can be held. The applicants were Suad (Sue) Said and Brandon Neuerburg, each of whom reside in Burnsville. Ms. Said was one of five candidates who sought to be elected to one of three available at-large seats on the Board during the November general election, and received 15% of the vote. Mr. Neuerburg is a sales manager at a local refrigeration business and a longtime volunteer sports coach. Ms. Said is a workforce development representative at a state agency and is a parent volunteer at Gideon Pond Elementary School.

On November 17 the Board interviewed the applicants during a special meeting:

Two new Board members elected during the November general election, Anna Werb and Toni Conner, also started serving in 2021, while Vice Chair Eric Miller began serving his second term. More information is available via this Savage Pacer article and via ISD 191's website.