Breckenridge resident Leigh Sargent seeks election to Summit Board of Education

Leigh Sargent/Courtesy photo
Leigh Sargent announced a run for a Summit Board of Education seat in the November 2023 election.
Leigh Sargent/Courtesy photo

Breckenridge resident Leigh Sargent is seeking a seat on the Summit Board of Education in the upcoming election on Nov. 7.

Leigh, who moved to Breckenridge in 2018, is an entrepreneur who founded an aerospace company, Applied Composites Engineering in 1982, among other ventures.

In a written statement submitted to the Summit Daily News, Leigh stated he is concerned about the Summit School District’s challenges — both financially and in regard to students’ academic success. He stated his understanding of business and prior education experience, which includes an apprenticeship in his home city of Melbourne, Australia, positions him to serve the district.

In total, four board seats are up for election this November, with eight candidates announced so far.

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