Richard Rykhus, who’s seeking a second term on the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board, says the district has made great strides in improving its performance in recent years but still has much further to go.

Rykhus, who cancelled scheduled video interviews with Evanston Now on two occasions ahead of this year’s election, came in second in a five-way race for three seats on the board in 2011, finishing behind only Katie Bailey, who is not seeking reelection this year.

Rykhus, of 2128 Brummel St, works as director of people and culture for the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP, and has lived in Evanston for nearly nine years.

He and his husband, Carlos Briones, have a son who attends Dawes Elementary School. Rykhus holds a master’s degree in learning sciences from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and bachelor’s degrees in business and Spanish from Michigan State University.

Campaign website: richard4d65.com

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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