Just a couple days after Thompson School District Board of Education President Bob Kerrigan declared he would not run for re-election, another candidate threw his name into the ring.
Bruce Finger announced Thursday his intentions for the open Director District G seat.
Finger has lived in the school district for many years, his news release said. He has volunteered in both the schools and other community organizations. He is currently president on the Red Feather Lakes Fire Protection Board, and has served on the Loveland City Council’s Citizens’ Financial Advisory Commission, and he is active in his church.
Finger and his wife Becky have four children who all graduated from public schools, with positive experiences, the release said. Three of their children or their spouses are teachers. They have four grandchildren.
Finger said he feels strongly that all children deserve access to a world-class education.
“My parents came to this country and worked hard to carve out a good life,” he said in the release. “They taught us a great public education is the key to our successful futures. I believe that is still true today.”
Finger retired after 37 years with IBM. He was a member of the United States Army.
Finger said in the release that he believes children learn through a variety of teaching styles and wants to safeguard the freedom and resources the teachers need to develop the educational plan that ensures every child maximizes their potential.
“Thompson School District is the best kept secret in the area and we need to expand the great programs that make us a first-class district and raise our profile in the community so everyone understands our diverse offerings,” he said.