Evanton Township High School board member Doug Holt today announced that he's not planning to run for re-election.
Holt, who's concluding his first four-year term on the board, says he wanted to announce his plans now "to allow time for others who may be interested in board service to step up."
"In particular, I think it's important for the board to include voices from parents — either with students in District 65 getting ready to make the transition to high school, or at ETHS now. As a wise person once said to me, the view you get at the board room table is not always the same as you get from the dinner table. But you only get that dinner-table view if you have a student in the school," he added.
He suggested that persons interested in serving on the board consider participating in the Evanston Community Foundation's public service challenge workshop on Oct. 15, and said he'd be happy to speak with anyone interested in learning more about the campaign process.