• Daily Leader staff report
Sally Cauble, District 5 Kansas State Board of Education member from Liberal, filed for re-election Tuesday, according to a press release from her campaign manager, Florence Metcalf.
District 5 includes 43 counties in north central and western Kansas. Election day is Aug. 3, and the filing deadline is June 10, according to Seward County Elections Deputy Crystal Clemens.
“During her tenure as a state board member, Cauble showed a strong dedication to western Kansas kids by supporting this region’s views on numerous issues affecting K-12 public schools,” Metcalf said in her release.
Currently, Cauble represents Kansas on the Migrant Education Council and is the state board’s legislative liaison assistant. In addition, she represents the board on a National Governors Association policy academic leadership team looking at different models of teacher pay.
Previously, Cauble served on the Teacher Education and Licensure Division’s Professional Standards Board and the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
A native of Southwest Kansas, Cauble attended school in Dodge City while her parents farmed in Wright. She has lived in Liberal since 1978, where her husband, Steve, is an optometrist.
Their two children attended Liberal schools as Sally took on long-term teaching assignments and became an active community leader. She served eight years on the USD No. 480 Board of Education and nine years on the Southwestern College Board of Trustees.
In addition to her duties as a member of the State Board of Education, Cauble is a leader in the United Methodist Church and serves on the Youthville Board of Trustees, a statewide United Methodist organization serving children in the state’s foster care system. She is also a member of the Kansas Foundation for Vision Awareness, a group dedicated to promoting vision care.
In addition to Cauble’s filing, Clemens said local state representative Carl Holmes and Seward County District 4 Commissioner Toby Hale likewise filed for re-election to their respective positions.