Dave Colburn served the Manhattan and Ogden community for 16 years on the USD 383 Board of Education. He has announced that after the most recent decision to not delay school reopening teachers, parents, community leaders and healthcare experts have been reaching out to him asking if he would serve on the State Board of Education if they wrote his name on their primary ( election ) ballot. "I said yes with no hesitation." Colburn will seek the District 6 seat on the Board, which is currently held by Deena Horst of Salina.
Colbert said despite being unopposed on the ballot dissatisfaction from constituents with the incumbent is nearly deafening. "This very narrow window before the primary election creates a situation where the only option for voters to express their frustration is by a write-in option. If enough voters elect to write-in a candidate in the primary that candidate will appear on the ballot in November against the unopposed incumbent.
Colburn is a graduate of Kansas State University and is active volunteering and assisting in numerous organizations.