School Board Appoints Vacant Seat to Bob Sansevere

Bob Sansevere
Tuesday Sep 27, 16

Using an application and interview process, the BHM School Board selected Bob Sansevere to replace outgoing board member Jeff Trout. Trout announced in August that he would be leaving the board because his family moved just outside the district boundary, thus making him ineligible to continue serving on the board. He did note however that his children will continue to attend BHM Schools through open enrollment.

Sansevere has lived in Buffalo for four years on a 70-plus acre horse farm along the southeast side of Buffalo with his wife Mary and five children (currently two in college, one in high school and two in elementary school). Over the years the Sansevere family has shown miniature horses, Shetland ponies and full-size horses, winning 169 national championships over the past decade. Professionally, Sansevere works in media and communications. He has been a member of the KQRS Morning Show for the past 28 years and has hosted a daily podcast for the last 14 months. Sansevere is also a sports columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and has been an award-winning television commentator. 

When asked why he wanted to serve on the school board, Sansevere says, "I have wanted to get involved in my community, as I did in Orono (serving on the Orono City Council for eight years). At a young age, I wanted to do something to change the world. As I got older, I realized it is just as important-even more important-to do something that impacts your own little corner of the world. That belief led me to run for city council, do foster care for nearly two decades, and now serve as a member on the BHM School Board."

The board was looking for a candidate who would compliment the current board and help make them an even stronger, more diverse board.

"We had four good quality candidates," explains BHM School Board Chairperson Dave Wilson. "We were most impressed with Bob. Those of us on the interview team felt he showed good insight into the district and that he would bring a unique perspective to the board. Bob has a desire to 'give back,' which is evident by his past actions. We look forward to working with him.

Sansevere's appointment was approved at the start of the board meeting on Monday, September 26. His term will continue until December 31, 2017. The seat will be up for election on the November 2017 ballot.