Posted by Melissa Burlaga
Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) Ryan Stauber announced Friday that he's seeking election to the At-Large School Board seat currently held by retiring board member Gary Glass.
Stauber first ran for election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in Duluth's District 7A in 2008.
Stauber is employed by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office Communications Dept. as an Emergency Communication Specialist (911 Dispatcher/Operator.)
He also currently serves on the City of Duluth's Alcohol, Gambling, and Tobacco Commission.
Stauber is a 2002 Duluth East graduate and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from UMD in 2005.
Stauber previously worked in Los Angeles, California in the entertainment advertising industry and volunteered at the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention and Crisis Center until returning to Duluth in 2007.
Stauber carries the legacy of being a third generation home grown politician.
His paternal grandfather, Anthony Stauber, served on the Duluth School Board in the early 90's.
His maternal grandfather, Harold “Bozo” Wilson, was the elected Rice Lake Township Constable for many years.
His father, Jim Stauber, has served on the Duluth City Council for the last 10 years.
A staunch advocate of “people first” governance, Stauber vows to give every person a voice in the decision making process.
He says, “Being heard is a fundamental right I promise to every taxpayer, student, teacher, staff member, and parent. In both my professional and volunteer experience, people depend on being heard. Letting their voices fall on deaf ears is unconscionable.”
A product of the Duluth school system himself, Stauber takes pride in the local K-12 education program.
“It's vital that our system continues to thrive. I was afforded opportunities in our local schools that my peers around the country and state simply were not. It's because of these amazing programs and outstanding teachers my fellow graduates have gone on to do spectacular things. We owe that same level of education to every single student who enters our school doors. We owe it to the citizens paying for their education to do the best that we absolutely can.”