Meet School Board Candidate William (Bill) Hargraves

William (Bill) Hargraves
I am William (Bill) Hargraves, a candidate for the Los Alamos School Board from the Aspen District. The election is Feb. 3. Take a few minutes during that day to vote – I encourage you.
First, an introduction – I have two daughters now in Los Alamos High School, a senior and a sophomore. They started kindergarten at Mountain Elementary, moved to Aspen Elementary when school district lines were redrawn, then Los Alamos Middle School, now the high school. My daughters have participated in several school and community activities including choir, band, track, volleyball, theater, dance and various clubs. I am past president of the Choir Booster Club, currently on the board of Fusion Volleyball Club, and have volunteered for various school activities over the years. I am retired from the Laboratory.
My decision to run for the school board is driven by an interest to share with the community my time and experiences gained from the years my daughters attended our schools. I know my experiences are not unique so trust that many in our community will understand.
This column in the Los Alamos Daily Post serves as introduction. And, more importantly, in upcoming columns will spotlight topics of interest to me and offer my thoughts and position as a candidate for School Board. Dialogue – sharing information and ideas – is important. I want to hear your thoughts about the topics I present or others you choose.
Two ways to contact me: Send email to or come talk to me at Mesa Public Library on the following dates/times:
  • Monday Jan. 26, 10-11 a.m. in meeting room 2;
  • Monday Jan. 26, 7-8 p.m. in meeting room 3;
  • Tuesday Jan, 20 and 27, 2-3 p.m. in meeting room 1;
  • Wednesday Jan. 21 and 28, 10-11 a.m. in meeting room 1;
  • Wednesday Jan. (21 and 28, 7-8 p.m. in meeting room 3;
  • Thursday Jan. 15, 22 and 29, 2-3 p.m. in meeting room 1; and
  • Friday Jan. 16, 23 and 30 10-11 a.m. in meeting room 1.
I extend an open invitation to all candidates for School Board to join me at these meetings. I also challenge all School Board candidates to post their thoughts and positions in a community forum of their choice. Certainly I welcome their thoughts about ideas presented in my columns.
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