The candidates in
the Kyrene School District Governing
Board election this November claim
diverse backgrounds among their
qualifications for offices.
practices family law in Tempe. A former
Marine, McGill once served on Chandler’s
Planning and Zoning Commission and
currently sits on Tempe’s Governmental
During a recall
campaign earlier this year, McGill said
his experience a lawyer would be
valuable to the board.
“As an attorney I’m
a problem solver,” he said. “I like to
do my research. I like to really dive
into a problem, take it apart, put it
Even though Ross
Robb is an incumbent on the Kyrene
board, this will be his first campaign.
Robb was appointed
to his seat last summer when board
member John Doney resigned to move out
Robb is a Tempe
real estate developer who has worked on
such notable projects as Tempe’s Hayden
He said he sought
an appointment to fill the board vacancy
because of “a history of civic and
“I think it’s just
an attitude of service that some people
have and I apparently have,” he said.
“Educating kids just seems like a very
logical, very worthy place to channel my
first took her seat on the Kyrene School
Board in 1998 and is running for her
resident, Waters is president of the
Arizona School Boards Association. She
is very active in lobbying political
leaders in Phoenix and in Washington to
request more money for schools and
changes to education laws.
Before running for
the school board Waters was intimately
involved with the reconstruction of
Lomas Elementary. She spent several
years on that school’s PTO and Site
Based Council before deciding to advance
her involvement to the district level.
She said her 8
years of experience, her ASBA presidency
and her knowledge of state and federal
education law are valuable.
“I believe very
strongly in public education,” she said.
“I believe that we need to provide
opportunities for all children, and that
education needs advocates.”