Starting Jan. 11, the Maricopa Unified School District will have a new face on its governing board.
In November, MUSD had just enough candidates to fill the available seats on the governing board. That meant no vote by the public was necessary. Current board members Torri Anderson and AnnaMarie Knorr retain their seats. The third slot is filled by newcomer Joshua Judd.
Judd is a teacher in another district, but his three children attend Pima Butte Elementary.
“My overarching goal for service on the MUSD Governing Board will be to help guide the district to an ‘A’ rating. I am joining an award-winning team and humbled at the opportunity to serve my community,” he said.
Hometown: North Haven, Connecticut
Residence: Cobblestone Farms
Maricopan since: 2009
Family: My amazing and beautiful wife of 17 years Julie Judd, father to three wonderful children Elijah, Abigail, and Lillian
Pets: The best dog ever (Thor), and a bearded dragon (Voldemort)
Car: Chrysler 300
Hobbies: Reading, research and debate
Pet peeve: Pictures that are hung crooked
Dream vacation: Rome
Like most about Maricopa: The small town feel, but potential for growth
Like least about Maricopa: Global Water!
Book: “Campaigning With Grant” by Gen. Horace Porter
Movie: Kingdom of Heaven
Actor: Al Pacino or Robert De Niro (it’s a toss-up)
Song: Too many to pick just one
Team: New England Patriots
Athlete: Tom Brady
Restaurant: Brooklyn Boys
Quote: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams