Anyone Want To Run For School Board?

Three School Board seats are up for grabs in this year’s Great Falls school election, set for May 2, 2017. The election will be held by mail. Thus far, according to the Commissioner of Political Practices’ website, incumbents Jan Cahill (Board Chairman) and Don Ryan have filed for re-election. Trustee Jason Brantley is also up for another three-year term.

Cahill’s a good hand, and should be a shoe-in not only to win, but to receive the most overall votes. Ryan and Brantley should be formidable as well, as incumbents traditionally dominate Great Falls school elections.

If you’re considering serving on the School Board, there’s still plenty of time to decide.

The filing deadline closes March 23.

Reader interactions

6 Replies to “Anyone Want To Run For School Board?”

  1. Lt. Colonel (Retired, Army) Richard Liebert February 15, 2017 at 7:50 PM

    Citizenship is not a spectator sport, and I’d encourage citizens of all perspectives to run, make it a horse race to highlight critical issues and challenges to the GFP, and also the opportunities. I don’t care if you’re a progressive, former Tea Party, grand-parents, parents and former students and faculty, the board NEEDS new ideas and board members who will demand competence and exercise due-diligence and DEBATE good for all.


  2. Lt. Colonel (Retired, Army) Richard Liebert — why do you always include the Lt Col (Ret Army) in every post and comment?


    1. Lt. Colonel (Retired, Army) Richard Liebert February 18, 2017 at 2:17 PM

      As George Washington said, “when we assumed the soldier, we did not set aside the citizen” and that’s my civic philosophy to exercise courage, clarity and humanity and encourage other retired military to offer their contributions in continued civic service beyond our uniformed years. I think my forty years of service to the Army and Nation supports my commitment to civics, from my first leadership position as a Boy Scout patrol leader to retired commander.


  3. I very much appreciate your civic engagement, but prefacing every public comment with your former military rank is completely unnecessary. You can “exercise courage, clarity and humanity” without drawing attention to your former rank.


    1. David, why do you care? And how many stripes did you earn to give yourself the right to lecture Lt. Colonel (Retired, Army) Richard Liebert? This is yet another example of why people can’t stand the media. Arrogant know-it-alls treating our country’s real public servants like dirt……..

      Thank you for your service to our country, Lt. Colonel (Retired, Army) Richard Liebert!


      1. David is a retired USAF Captain. I salute his service as well.


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