MEET THE CANDIDATES May 18th Election – Pioneer Series: Nick Troxel, Tillamook School District Director Position #5

EDITOR’S NOTE: The May 18th ballot features dozens of opportunities to serve your community on local boards for our schools, ports, transportation district, recreation districts, water districts, fire districts and more. There is not a voters pamphlet for a primary/special election, therefore the Pioneer provides this opportunity for candidates to tell voters about themselves and the position they are seeking, even if running unopposed.
Tillamook County Pioneer CANDIDATE’S STATEMENT – 5 minute “why we should vote for you” pitch; include information about why you are running for the position and your TOP 3 most-important-issues facing the board/organization you wish to serve on.

MEET THE CANDIDATE: Nick Troxel, Tillamook School District Director, Position 5

I have a passion to serve and want to continue to serve our children ensuring we are putting kids first when making decisions. New school board members face a steep learning curve, and there is little time in their term for mistakes. Board members need expertise in many areas. Some of these areas are; Policy, Human Resources, Finance, School Curriculum, Communications, and school board Governance. During my three years as a school board member and now Vice Chair of the Tillamook School Board I have gained invaluable experience in these areas. A Vote for me is a Vote for stability on the Tillamook School Board. Stability is what we need right now.
What experience/skills do you have that makes you the best candidate?
I have served on the Tillamook School District Budget Committee before I was appointed to the School Board. I was then elected to position number five. A Vote for me is a vote for; Honesty, Experience, Proven Leadership, and Service. I have served the Tillamook School District for three years on the Board of Directors. During these challenging times we need consistent Leadership for our Children. This is an amazing School District I have a passion to serve. With your support and Vote I can continue to serve!
What is the school district’s biggest challenge and how will you overcome it?
Currently I believe our aging school buildings and facilities is a challenge. We need to invest in our facilities. We have no sustainable plan for re-model or replacement of buildings, property and other facilities within out School system. This is a looming challenge that needs to be closely looked at, reviewed and a plan developed. We, as a community, need to determine what our expectations are in regards to our facilities. I am in favor of gathering with community to brainstorm ideas to develop an action plan.

Occupation: Detective Sergeant with the City of Tillamook Police Department

Education: Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis and Linn-Benton Community College.

Family: Married with two boys.  One is at East School and the other is at the Junior High School.