Brian Herda is announcing his candidacy for the Anoka-Hennepin School Board.
Herda filed his paperwork Aug. 1 for the District 4 seat currently held by William Fields.
“Based on 20 years of involvement with Anoka-Hennepin, I have a genuine concern that student academics remains a top priority and that the community who supports the district is heard,” Herda said.
Herda has 28 years of professional experience in the financial services industry and currently works for Voya as the director of ceded reinsurance. He is a Minnesota native who graduated from Bethel University in 1991 with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting. In 2008, he obtained his CPA certification.
Herda and his wife of 25 years have been residents of Andover for 21 years. His wife, Pam, is employed as a teacher in the school district. Their two sons both graduated from Andover High School.
For the past 16 years, Brian Herda has volunteered coaching youth baseball and basketball. He was the treasurer on the Andover Youth Football Board for six years and the Andover Traveling Basketball Association for two years. Although he no longer serves on the boards, he continues to stay involved as a referee for youth football.
Herda attends the Anoka campus of Eagle Brook Church and is an active volunteer barista in their coffee shop. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and traveling.
District 4 includes most of Andover and Ham Lake as well as small portions of Ramsey, Oak Grove and Nowthen.
The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Voting locations may be different than during a presidential election year.
Information is available at www.pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/.