BRIGHTON — Stanley Hiller, running for School District 27J District 6 Director, boiled down his reasons for running to one simple reason.
“It’s sort of a family tradition,” Hiller said. Much of Hiller’s family have worked in education including both of his grandfathers. Hiller has has 14 years of substitute teaching experience with 27J and three years of experience teaching with Weld County School District Re-8. Three of his nieces also work in education.
“Finances are very much a difficulty at this time,” Hiller said of issues that are important to him. Security, class sizes and vocational education are issues he believes are just as important.
Hiller said he grew up on his families farm just north of Brighton. He graduated from Brighton High School I 1974 and bought the family farm in 1977 which he runs as a business.
Hiller was one of four candidates to run for the school board in 2011 but was defeated by Virginia Guzman who resigned in September of 2012. After Guzman’s registration, Hiller was one of three candidates to apply for her seat, which was filled by Gallegos.