Steamboat school board candidate exits race |

Steamboat school board candidate exits race

Hayden school bond recount scheduled to begin Nov. 30.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — And then there were two.

The campaign for Steamboat Springs School Board, which was a three-way race for two openings on Aug. 30, is now a two-way race with the announcement that Annie Camacho has withdrawn her candidacy.

Camacho, who has previously worked elsewhere as a counselor in two Colorado high schools,  told Steamboat Today she had previously informed Superintendent  Brad Meeks and fellow candidates Katy Lee and Mayling Simpson that she was reconsidering her candidacy.

She made her withdrawal official this week after returning from a two-week trip abroad.

"I am confident in supporting the other candidates and have enjoyed getting to know them and their views in the past month," Camacho wrote in an e-mail. "This factored greatly in my decision not to run at this time."

Camacho's decision means that Lee and Simpson will take the seats currently held by Sam Rush and Roger Good, who decided not to run for new terms on the school board.

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Simpson has worked as a teacher, and during a long career in international development, evaluated the reconstruction of 50 schools in Kosovo on behalf of Unicef following the Balkan War.

Lee, an engineer with 15 years of experience working in the oil refining field, credits two middle school teachers for opening her mind to the possibility of a career in applied science.

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