Election 2024

Meet Dave Mikus candidate for Wright City R-II school board

The Record
Posted 3/22/24

Dave Mikus is a candidate running in the April 2024 election to serve a two year term on the R-II school district board of education in Wright City, MO.

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Election 2024

Meet Dave Mikus candidate for Wright City R-II school board


Name: Dave Mikus

Age: 46

Hometown: Wright City

Occupation: Self-employed farmer, co-owner of Pumpkins Galore

Position sought: Wright City R-II School Board

Previous political experience: Wright City R-II School Board, nine years

Website or social media page: Facebook, Dave Mikus

Why are you running and why should people vote for you?

Short term, to see the finish of our new high school. It is a huge project that will be the pride and joy of the district when it is completed. It has been a long journey that most people don’t realize the planning for this project started many years ago. To be able to build this high school with a no-tax increase bond and not have to ask the taxpayers for any additional funds says it all. Long term, to see our test scores continue to climb. This is definitely a work in progress, but our test numbers continue to improve. I look forward to watching our students test at the highest level among students nationwide.

What are your goals if elected? Teacher retention, test scores, discipline; these are always issues we as a board have to work out. But pressing issues are nothing new to the board of education. We have to deal with hard questions all the time. When making these decisions you have to think about who is going to be impacted and what the ramifications are when you make a decision. No decision is ever taken lightly, always keeping our students and patrons in mind.

What issues are most pressing for your constituency? I was born and raised in Wright City. Being an alumni, I want to give back to the community that provided me with a great education. I am deeply rooted in the community and want nothing more than to have a great school district for our youth, while still keeping in mind all the patrons. It’s because of their tax dollars we are able to offer such a great education to our students.

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