draws a challenger
Longtime incumbent Stan Primozich
is being challenged by Dr. Scott Gibson for Position 6 on the McMinnville School Board
Stan Primozich, a financial advisor, joined the board 19 years ago.
Primozich has been with Prudential Financial for 28 years.
He has owned a small business and worked in district management for J.C. Penney.
He attended the Eastern Washington College of Education, studied business management at Southwestern College and received insurance and investment certificates from Bryn Mawr College.
children all graduated from McMinnville schools.
has several grandchildren who will also be attending local schools, including one who started kindergarten at Memorial this year.
said it was an easy decision to run again because he
still has something to contribute.
"What drives me is doing what's best for kids," he
"I don't think that work will ever be done."
The biggest issue facing the school district, and education in general these days, is dwindling resources, he
"Our greatest challenge is finding ways to minimize the impact," he
said all people involved with education need to cooperate and work together toward the common goal of providing quality education for young people.
life has been dedicated to children.
He helped found several youth-focused organizations, including the McMinnville Athletic Club.
has coached youth football and helped organize the Wine & Food Classic, a fundraiser for St. James School
He serves on the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce's government affairs committee and the finance committee at St. James Catholic Church.
"We live in a wonderful community," he
"I want to make certain our educational system is as good or better than they could receive any place."
years on the board, Primozich
schools have made many strides.