Jason Sakry’s first effort to be elected to public office is successful, as he is unopposed in his bid to serve on the Englewood Board of Education.
Sakry was born in Edina, Minn., raised in Egan, Minn. and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minn.
He said he came to Colorado for the mountains in 2002. He currently is working for a company as an investment adviser.
Sakry is married. He and his wife, Laura, have a son, Ethan, 6, and a daughter, Emily, 4. His hobbies are snowboarding, biking, golfing and riding a motorcycle.
His answers to Colorado Community Media’s candidate questions are:
Why are you seeking this office?
Englewood is an extraordinary community with multi-generational heritage and incredible potential. The Englewood school district is a cornerstone of our community. Through my experience with the bond and mill levy, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the leadership in the school district. I’m impressed with the work they are doing and the vision and direction they have. It is an honor to be a part of this group and I’m excited to contribute to the progress!
What makes you the best person for the job?
One thing that resonated with me about the board is the shared vision to realize the great potential of Englewood Schools. As a resident for nine years, and a parent of two, my vested interest is to perpetuate that vision. I am a proud member of the community and want to do what I can to drive continued progress and add to the rich history of Englewood. The new high school and middle school campuses represent a new chapter in this history and offer a renewed focus on what we can be, working together as a community.
What do you believe is the most important issue facing your city school district) and how will you approach it, if elected?
A stronger community creates a more effective learning environment. As members of Englewood, we have a unique opportunity to leverage the heritage of residents who have lived here 80 years or more, along with young families seeking a safe environment to raise their children. By enrolling the broader community and fostering our small-town feel surrounded by a terrific metropolitan area, we will enjoy the experience, tradition, and positive energy that can only be created in a collaborative effort.