Rudoff won't seek re-election
August 15, 2018
A 16-year member of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees will not be seeking re-election.
Trustee Ann Rudoff announced she would not seek re-election in the upcoming general election, stating she intends to spend additional time with family.
Rudoff said she intends to retire from her position at Western Wyoming Community College in two years and another school board term would result in her working an additional two more years.
Rudoff said some of her most memorable moments on the school board included the hard work the board and administration performed to avoid layoffs this past year and re-opening Harrison Elementary School after it had been closed. Rudoff said she was also involved in the decision to close the school, saying she was happy to be able to eventually open it again.
Rudoff said she initially sought election because she attended meetings prior to running and felt her background as an educator would serve the board better than a member who didn’t have a similar background.
She said she didn’t have an agenda in seeking election, nor did she carry one during her 16 years on the board.
“It was for the students, staff and the community,” Rudoff said.
Other members of the board are seeking re-election. John Malone and Robin Steiss have filed in hopes of being re-elected to the board. A third candidate, Don Adams, also seeks election.