MY REASONS FOR RUNNING FOR SCHOOL BOARD:
I, like every parent, want my children to receive the best education possible. Prior to being elected to the ISD 728 School Board, I served for two years as Co-Chair of the Legislative Action Team.  I became aware of the State funding structure with its antiquated formula and its failure to districts like ours.  As a School Board Member and parent, I feel it is imperative to continue to advocate for equitable funding for our district.
 
For the past four years on the School Board I have:
Actively supported accountability for results at all levels of the organization.
Consistently voted to implement what is necessary to realize our mission and implement elements of our Strategic Plan.
Pressed for decisions to assist in regaining our financial health.
Been relentless in assuring that our district leaders move this district forward.
 
If re-elected I will strive to achieve:
Operating our budget in the black.
Implementation of technology and programming to equip our children for the fast changing world of work.
Funding equity from the State of Minnesota.
Continue building resource equity for students across the district.
Launch new online courses to address all students needs.
 
The School Board transacts matters pertaining to the maintenance and operation of the state’s eighth largest school district. The School Board is elected to represent the taxpayer's interests in determining how our schools will operate. The state gives the School Board the authority and responsibility to:
Develop and adopt policies for the operation of the schools.
Employ a superintendent to provide educational leadership for the district and to serve as its chief administrative officer.
Provide materials, equipment, supplies and facilities to support an effective educational program.
Express and represent the view of the school district community on educational issues.
Provide equal educational opportunities for every child in accordance with state and federal statutes.
 
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: I believe in an education born not of words, but of deeds. I believe that with hard work and persistence any goal is achievable. 
 
DISTRICT/SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT: ISD 728 School Board Director 2010 –Current, Co-Chair, ISD 728 Legislative Action Team. 
 
FAMILY: Wife: Kari Steinbrecher, Daughter: Abigail attends Westwood Elementary School, Son: Colton attends Zimmerman Elementary, Daughter: Isabella.
 
HOMETOWN: I grew up in Nowthen, MN and attended K-12 in the Elk River Area School District. I have lived in Livonia Township for 14 years. I am the owner/founder of Steinbrecher Companies, Inc.
 
I began Steinbrecher Companies, Inc (SCI) in 1997 and worked primarily within the construction industry. SCI began as a rolloff and excavating company. For the last 15 years I have built SCI expanding in the rolloff and excavating, and also became licensed to design, install and inspect advanced septic systems. SCI installs all types of septic systems that will correctly fit the specific needs of the client.  
In 2009 I was elected to the Elk River ISD 728 School Board. I am an active Board Member with MOWA (Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association). SCI has been a member of the Better Business Bureau Member since Jun 2005, a member of  the Elk River Chamber of Commerce since 2010, is a member of the Elk River Connections Biz to Biz, and a member Keller Williams Integrity Preferred Vendor. I have also been on the Elk River Shiver Plunge Committee since it began in 2010. 
 
I am an active member of St John’s Lutheran in Zimmerman. I am on the Church Building Committee; and Youth Group Committee
 
I currently live in Livonia Township, MN with my wife and 3 children.  
 
When I'm not working I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. 
 
PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATION: Owner/Founder, Steinbrecher Companies, Inc. (since 1997) 
 
EDUCATION: Elk River High School (1999) 
 
FORMER ELECTED/APPOINTED OFFICE: MOWA director from (2010 – Current)
 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, Committee member of Shiver Elk River,  apart of MN Better Business Bureau since June 2005.
I am an active member of St John’s Lutheran in Zimmerman. I am on the Church Building Committee; and Youth Group Committee