School Board candidate field grows

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One day remains for potential candidates to add their names to a growing list of Steamboat Springs School Board aspirants.

Jerry Kozatch and Mike Skov are the latest to enter the three-seat race; their nomination petitions were certified Thursday by assistant to the superintendent Anne Muhme.

Kozatch, owner of Ambiente home furnishings and gifts store, will run in the three-way race for the District 4 seat held by Pat Gleason. Robin Crossan registered as a candidate for the same seat earlier this week.

Skov, information manager for TIC, is the first candidate for the District 5 seat being vacated by School Board member Tom Sharp. As of press time Thursday, the District 5 race is the only uncontested contest. Brian Kelly and Jeff Troeger are certified candidates in the District 2 race. The seat is being vacated by School Board president Paul Fisher.

Skov, who is the father of a kindergartner and a 3-year-old, said he has a vested interest in the school district for years to come. He and his wife are expecting a third child within the next two weeks.

"I have 18 years of interest in this school district, and I want to take an active role in (my children's) education," Skov said Thursday. "I thought this would be the best way to do that."

Candidate hopefuls must turn in a nomination petition with at least 50 valid signatures to Muhme by 4 p.m. today.

Petitions arriving after 4 p.m. will not be accepted, and no extensions will be granted for any petitions that are found to be invalid because of a lack of verified signatures, Muhme said.


-- To reach Brent Boyer call 871-4234

or e-mail bboyer@steamboatpilot.com

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