KANSAS, Okla. – Anthony Cochran of Kansas, Okla., has announced his plan to run for the Kansas School Board.

Cochran graduated from Kansas High School in 1987 and is employed by Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency in Jay. His wife, Wendy, graduated from Kansas High School in 1986 and is employed by Skelly Public School. Their sons – Josten, a senior, and Trenton, a junior – both attend KHS.

Cochran is a member of the United Keetoowah Band of the Cherokees and has been an active member of the community for most of his life. He enjoys working with kids and feels serving the school as a lay coach for more than 10 years has given him insight to the needs of the students.

“The reason I chose to run for school board is, I believe people should take an active approach to make our community and our school a better place,” said Cochran. “Kansas is a great school and has given me a lot over the years, and I want to be able to give back. I work for a non-profit agency, as well as volunteer at school and several youth programs at church, so I know to make things happen, you have to be involved.”

A portion of voters in Cherokee County fall in the Kansas I-3 school district. Polls will be open Tuesday, Feb. 5., for these voters at Lowrey School.

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