PRESS RELEASE
LARRY QUINTANA FOR ACSD14 SCHOOL BOARD

In announcing my candidacy for the Adams County School District 14 School
Board I can note my consistency on how I feel about education.  Thirty five years
ago I believed in guidelines to improve the educational system, equal education for
ALL children, and representation of school board members in the state house and
standardized financing for all schools providing the same standards of education
for all economic classes.  I have spent 35 years promoting the VALUE OF AN
EDUCATION to individuals and organizations.

As an advocate for our youth I have been involved in Child Advocacy Programs,
Juvenile Probation Programs, Cub Scout Leader, Little League Baseball Coach,
Sunday and Vacation Bible School teacher, Youth Pastor, Counselor, Mentor and
serving the needs of children caught up in the correctional system.  

I have championed the need for an education with every child I have worked with
and every organization I work in.  As a product of the Community College system
having received a number of degrees from a variety of these two year institutions I
have guided students in this direction when either a higher education was out of
reach financially or they sought direction in their lives after graduation from high
school.  

I worked a full time job. attended college, participated in hundreds of hours of
Leadership and Technical Training from my employer of 38 years as well as
community and church organizations.  I served in the US Army after graduating
from Adams City Sr. High in 1963 and completed my time in the service with a
tour of duty in Vietnam.  Connie my wife of 39 years, and I raised our two
children in Commerce City and they are also graduated of ACSD 14.  I also served
as a Pastor and Co-pastor of two churches in our community.

I have spent the last two years attending all but one school board meeting, a
number of study session, and community forums on district 14 related matters, as
well as rally's of various sorts sponsored by the district.  My reason for this is
based on my personal need to first educate myself before I attempt to look towards
the educational needs of our most important resource, the children that live in
District 14.  I also believe this will greatly reduce the training required to
effectively serve on the School Board, a matter of importance to the students of the
district and those who support the district with their tax dollars.  

I am presently serving as the Communications Director of the Monaco
Neighborhood Improvement Committee, a member of the Steering Committee for
the Commerce City Immigration Integration (One Community) Committee, the
ADCO United Neighborhood Committee, the Commerce City Music Makers, a
recent appointee to the ADCO Community Development Advisory Board and
Director of the Berean Family Forum, a faith base ministry.  I also serve on
ACSD 14 Bond Expenditure Committee and served on a past  ACSD 14 Budget
Committee.  I Co-chaired the CC Citizens for a New High School last election and
am active participant in my neighborhood school’s PTO program.  

For additional information you may reach me at 303-288-2249 or visit my web
site, www.queskorner.net