Johnson says he will seek re-election to Re-1 board |

Johnson says he will seek re-election to Re-1 board

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – One of the two Roaring Fork School District Re-1 board members whose seat is up for election in November says he intends to seek re-election.

“I am going to run,” Bob Johnson said Tuesday. “I enjoy giving back to the community, and feel like I can contribute to the board and the district.”

Johnson’s District E seat includes the El Jebel/Missouri Heights area north of Highway 82 and portions of Basalt north of Frying Pan Road.

“I would like to see us continue to work on some of the initiatives we’ve set forth so far to keep the district strong educationally,” he said.

Johnson’s announcement follows on the heels of his Basalt-area counterpart Michael Bair’s decision not to seek a third term on the school board. The Re-1 board oversees public schools in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt.

Bair, who is currently president of the Re-1 school board, said Monday that he will be stepping down after his term ends this fall. Johnson is just wrapping up his first term on the board.

Today is the first day prospective school board candidates may obtain and circulate nominating petitions to run for open school board seats in the Nov. 3 election.

Bair’s District A seat includes the area south of Frying Pan Road, including old town Basalt and Basalt South, and extending west to Catherine Store.

Aug. 28 is the last day for candidates to file nomination petitions with affidavits and a written notice of intent. Write-in candidates may declare through Aug. 31.

If no seat is contested by Sept. 1, local school board elections may be canceled and the candidates automatically appointed or re-appointed.

For specific district boundaries and other details, contact the Re-1 District Office at 384-6000. Nominating petitions can be obtained at the district office, 1405 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.

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