This didn't prevent Gene Camarata from running for the school board.
But he was yanked when it was found Camarata didn't even live in the district he'd represent.
The Ellensburg School District Assistant Superintendant, Mike Nollan told us, "it's kind of a unique situation in that the person who filed to run was taken off."
The Ellensburg School Board has more open positions than filled ones.
The district will turn to former board member, Patrick Gigstead. He did not re-file for the position. If he chooses not to continues, his seat will be vacant.
"It's kind of scary because you still don't know what's going to happen," said Gail Munden. Her daughter attends Morgan Middle School.
"I think they pretty much got it covered," said recent graduate Breanna Garnes-Lancaster.
The district agrees, it's got it covered. A school board must have five-members. A seat can be appointed if no one runs.
"I don't think it's great for the board, but I think it's, you could get through it. And actually since June we've had four board members", Mike Nollan told KIMA.
Looking for equal representation of all five districts, the board still hopes to find someone up for the job.
A meeting on Tuesday will try to fill the vacant seat that represents Downtown Ellensburg.