My name is Andrew Bauer and I am running for a seat on the Westfield Board of Education. I am a 10-year resident of Westfield and I have three kids in the district (Tamaques, Edison and Westfield High School). I feel there is no better way I can contribute to our community than by working to make our schools the best they can possibly be.

I ask you to consider the following four qualifications as you evaluate my candidacy.  First, as a parent with kids spread across elementary, intermediate and high school, I am experiencing the same concerns, challenges and excitement as parents across the district. Second, I have more than a decade of experience working in accounting and finance. I will be a thoughtful steward of your tax dollars and eager to vet every line item in the budget. Third, I have spent the last seven years leading a technology company that collaborates with thousands of schools around the world. Finally, I have, and always will, maintain a commitment to honest, direct and respectful communication.  

Please reach out to me at bauerforboardofed@gmail.com or @BauerForBoardOfEd on Facebook with your thoughts, questions and comments. Thank you for your consideration.