Holmes County native and local businessman Drew Kriser has announced his candidacy for the District 5 Holmes County School Board seat.
Kriser, who graduated as Valedictorian from Bethlehem High School, has been in business for himself for more than 25 years and is currently an owner of Kriser Homes. While serving as President of the company, Kriser helped oversee development of several real estate projects and the building of more than 600 homes. He also active in works with local youth through the Boy Scouts of America, church youth programs, and in school and other community organizations.
Kriser has been married to his wife, Tamra, for nearly 30 years, and they have eight children.
Kriser, who was the first in his family to receive a Bachelor's Degree, says he knows from personal experience the difference a good education can make.
“Life wasn't handed to me on a silver platter," said Kriser. "Like others in the area, we struggled financially and lacked the background and opportunities of higher education. But with the help of good teachers, I became engaged in academics and involved in clubs and extracurricular activities ... I want to see every child in Holmes County receive a good, quality education. I want every student to be well-prepared to choose a career and receive the training to pursue it.”