Roger Good, Joseph Andrew elected to Steamboat Springs School Board
November 5, 2013
Steamboat Springs — Local businessman Roger Good and former substitute teacher Joseph Andrew cruised to victory in the two contested races for the Steamboat Springs School Board on Tuesday night.
The two men said they look forward to helping a school district that already earns stellar academic ratings gain even higher marks.
Earning 64 percent of the vote in District 1, Good, a familiar face in the local education scene, defeated Tony Rosso.
"I’m excited, and obviously, the hard work is just beginning," Good said. "I’m looking forward to it, and I thank everyone who supported me."
He said he looks forward to "continuing the process to drive academic excellence even higher" in the Steamboat Springs School District.
As a member of the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board for six years, Good has helped to vet Routt County school districts’ requests for funding from the half-cent sales tax for education. He also serves on numerous volunteer committees for the city and county.
With 61 percent of the vote in District 2, Andrew, a fifth-generation Steamboat resident, defeated South Routt teacher Randy Homan.
"I’m really excited to go to work for the people of the Steamboat Springs School District, and I’m looking forward to continuing on our history of being accredited with excellence," Andrew said.
Andrew said he soon would discuss with the board some ideas he has for helping to make the School Board and district even more transparent.
He wants to consider creating a new Facebook page for the board to announce such things as meetings and agendas. He also wants to see if the meetings can be recorded and broadcast like Steamboat Springs City Council meetings.
Good and Andrew also will help the current board appoint a new member in District 3, where no candidates stepped forward to replace longtime board member Denise Connelly, who was term limited.
With voters Tuesday night approving a change to make all of the School Board seats at-large, candidates in future elections will not have to run in the districts where they reside.
Board members hope the move will make future races more competitive.