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Bendig tosses hat in ring to run for Kootenay Lake School Board Trustee

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
October 3rd, 2014

Curtis Bendig has announced he will stand for election for Kootenay Lake School Board Trustee in Nelson this fall.

The proud new father and an active community member, said he promises to bring a fresh perspective to the Kootenay Lake School Board.

“My daughter Mila will graduate high school in 2032 and it’s important her generation has a strong, vibrant and resilient education system,” says Bendig.

“I want to be at the board table to ensure that responsible, sustainable decisions are being made to strengthen public education now and for the coming decades.”

Bendig holds a Bachelor of Education having taught both in Canada and Asia.

He currently works in the MLA’s Community Office of Michelle Mungall and is fully immersed in the community, having been an member on number of boards and committees including the Columbia Basin Trust’s Youth Advisory Committee and the Kootenay Carshare Co-op.

“Our schools have been the topic of a lot of conversations this fall and the challenges students face today are very different from a generation ago,” he says.

“It is important that the public education system is responsive and open to change.”

Bendig ran unsuccessfully for a school trustee in the 2011 election.

The general election for trustees is set for Saturday, November 15.

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