Rockford School Election

Three on ballot for Rockford Board of Education

April 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

School election Tuesday, May 4 With Charles Boekeloo stepping down after over a decade on the Rockford Board of Education, there will be at least one new board member elected Tuesday, May 4. Along with incumbent David Keller, two other men, Jason Clauser and Timothy Lewis, have thrown their hats in for consideration. Keller has been a Rockford resident for 20 years and has three children in the district. He is a graduate of Cooley Law School, works as an attorney and is married to Deb (Saladin) Keller, a Rockford graduate.   Lewis has lived in the district 16 years and has been a police officer for 24 years. He is married to Karen and the couple have three children in the district. Lewis has also served as the President and Vice President for the Kent County Law Enforcement Association over the past ten years. He is currently the President and represents 178 members of the Sheriff Department, sits on the executive board for the Police Officers Association of Michigan and works as a business agent. Clausen has been a resident of the district for four years. He and his wife Holly have two children, both in Rockford schools. Clausen is also a fire fighter in Algoma Township, and serves on the Alpine Township Planning Commission. He is a mental health social worker. “I’ve been involved in several organizations in the Rockford area,” said Lewis, when asked why he wanted to serve on the board. “I have been a union officer for over 15 years and I stand up for people’s rights.” “With the state of the economy and that funding is being reduced we need to find a new way to do business and we need more people that are not afraid to make difficult choices. Our students and teachers need protection. I feel that with my experience dealing with other government entities and elected officials will help me excel on the School Board.” Keller provided the following comments regarding his desire to continue to serve on the board.   “I have four years of board experience behind me now, I have over 100 combined CBA and Education credits relating to board of education training. “I’ve been involved with many positive programs and changes […]