Darryl Sanborn said he would like to serve as a voice in his community.

Sanborn is running against incumbent Jamie Doubleday for a seat on the RSU 13 Board of Directors in the June 14 town election.

He answered a few questions for VillageSoup about his campaign.

Why are you running?

I am running for school board to be a voice for my community.

Do you support the Many Flags project?

Many Flags is an interesting concept and could offer expanded educational opportunities for our students. I would need to hear support from our community and also know that it would be fiscally responsible to proceed.

What are your thoughts on St. George’s desire to keep their eighth-graders from going to the Thomaston school? How should that situation have been handled?

My understanding from the beginning was that St. George would keep their children in the community school through eighth grade.

Teachers in the district haven’t had a new contract for two years. How should that issue be addressed?

A new contract needs to be finalized as soon as possible.

How would you balance increasing education costs with the strain on taxpayers in this tough economy?

The same way as any household or business in the district does. We need to go line by line through the budget. There are items in the budget that are necessary, items that are nice to have, and those items that are just wasteful.

What should be done about low graduation rates/high dropout rates in the district’s high schools?

According to Maine Department of Education statistics, Georges Valley High School had a graduation rate last year of 83.52 percent, which was above the state average of 82.82 percent.

(Editor’s note: VillageSoup recently reported that the graduation rate at Rockland District High School has been among the lowest in the state over many years but the class of 2011 has lost far more than in the past several years.)

How long have you lived in Thomaston?

I have lived in Thomaston 50 years except for attending Warren Elementary School from first through third grades.

Can you provide some information about your career, work and education background?

I have been employed by Bank of America for approximately 10 years. I graduated from Georges Valley High School in 1979.

The annual Thomaston town meeting will be held 7 p.m., June 15 at the American Legion. The town election will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 14 at the American Legion.