Candidates for local school boards and the Central Oregon Community College board of directors began filing for office Monday, and the first declared candidates include a married couple and a stay-at-home mother, all of whom have experience volunteering in local education.

Amy and Oliver Tatom, both 39, filed to run for Bend-La Pine Schools’ and COCC’s boards, respectively. Amy Tatom is a family nurse practitioner and serves on both the St. Charles Medical Group board of directors and Bend-La Pine’s budget committee. Oliver Tatom is a paramedic and a nursing student at COCC, where he’s the president of the 2019 nursing class. He plans to graduate from the program in June.

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