On his 18th birthday Dec. 27, David Pettersen entered adulthood by fulfilling a public-service goal.
The Greenfield High School student filed candidacy papers to run for the Greenfield School Board.
"I have been eagerly awaiting my run for School Board for three or four years now," the young candidate said in an email interview.
"I'm running to make a difference in our community by focusing on the things that really matter — like being a strong advocate for the hard-working taxpayers, students, parents and teachers that make up our great community," Pettersen said.
His main goal would be improving Greenfield's performance on statewide academic tests.
"My primary focus is to work to strengthen the district even more, and work consistently to get Greenfield to exceed the expectations set forth by our state," Pettersen said.
As of noon Jan. 3, only he and incumbent Pam Sierzchulski had filed to run for the two seats available on the board. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 7.
School Board President Bruce Bailey, the other incumbent, is running for the Greenfield Common Council instead of seeking another term on the School Board.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Greenfield Police blotter: Feb. 11
- Greenfield city, schools on verge of shared fiber optics for Internet
- Greenfield schools to get safety improvements thanks to $150,000 grant
- Greenfield parents may get cost break on child care at schools
- Former Chapman School in Greenfield now fully demolished
- Video: Bucks' Rim Rockers rock Whitnall HS
- Greenfield park on list of parks not protected from unilateral sale
- Greenfield police take innovative approach to curbing heroin addiction (2)
- Greenfield resident robbed on his doorstep
- Greenfield police blotter: Jan. 28, 2016 (1)