Aaron Anthony Benner was a candidate for at-large representative on the Saint Paul Board of Education in Minnesota. The general election was held on November 3, 2015. Aaron Anthony Benner lost the general election on November 3, 2015. Benner informally ended his campaign on September 16, 2015, but he still appeared on the ballot since the formal withdrawal deadline was August 13, 2015. He stated that if he had won, he would not take office. In an interview with the Pioneer Press, he explained that he withdrew because, "I'm having a great time in my new position and I just don't have the time to run a successful campaign." Benner left his teaching position with Saint Paul Public Schools for a position with the Community of Peace Academy.