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Candidate profiles: Bloomington ISD School Board, Place 1 candidate, John Ellsworth

By ERICA RODRIGUEZ
Oct. 14, 2010 at 5:14 a.m.


Editor's Note: Early voting begins Monday for the Nov. 2 Bloomington school board elections. To help our readers learn more about the candidates we're featuring short stories on candidates in contested races.

BLOOMINGTON - John Ellsworth, a current Bloomington school district board member, has a number of goals if he is re-elected to the Place 1 position.

"I want to continue having the TAKS scores increased, bring the average daily attendance up and reduce the dropout rate," he said.

Ellsworth said he is qualified for the position because he has extensive continuing education hours and is familiar with school district policies, open records and public hearing laws, and has had training in diversity and conflict resolution.

He also prides himself in never having missed a school board meeting in his last two years serving.

"I have always made myself available for questions and concerns regarding either good or bad dealing with the district," he wrote in a prepared statement.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Name: John Ellsworth

Age: 53

Residence: Bloomington

Occupation: Retired from Texas Department of Transportation, cattle company owner

Seat seeking: Place 1

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