Andrew Firestone Applies for Board Position in Goleta School District

Decision Will Be Made Monday After Round of Interviews

Monday, March 24, 2014
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 Ivana Bozilovic (Andrew’s Wife) and Andrew Firestone (Event Live Auctioneer)
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Ivana Bozilovic (Andrew’s Wife) and Andrew Firestone (Event Live Auctioneer)

Andrew Firestone, the son of former Santa Barbara County Supervisor Brooks Firestone and the third bachelor in the ABC reality series The Bachelor, is among six applicants who have applied to become an interim boardmember of the Goleta Union School District.

The district put out the call for a replacement following Pam Kinsley’s recent departure for “personal reasons.” The board plans to make a decision next Monday after a round of interviews and background checks, said Superintendent Bill Banning. The other applicants include Therese Adame, Nancy Knight, Doug Martin, Luz Reyes-Martin, and Alexander Saunders.

A Santa Barbara native, 38-year-old Firestone has a child who will attend kindergarten within the Goleta Unified School District. He also has an address that is within the attendance area of the elementary school district.

At Wednesday night’s board meeting, trustees finalized a set of questions to ask candidates next week. The chosen interim boardmember will be eligible to run for the next four year term in 2014. Two current boardmembers, Rich Mayer and Valerie Kushnerov, are also up for reelection. Kushnerov has said publically that she will not run again. The deadline to apply for the next full term is in August.


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How can you trust a man who sells himself on national television as the bachelor and for a buck and moment of lime light utters the words "Will you marry me?" He is the bottom of a barrel and empty one at that.

VioletFlame (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 9:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Agreed. Please, no more Bushes, no more Firestones.

GregMohr (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 11:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

No more Clintons, either, please.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 11:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ridiculous! What qualifications does he have?

Nockamixon (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 12:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Don't prejudge the man. He may well offer something good to the community.

vrajaprana (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

No judgements here just observations of a small town guy with a big ego.

VioletFlame (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 5:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

OK, what ideas is he proposing? I don't care if he's a Fortunate Son or if he comes from poverty, let's focus on what he says and *then* make our decisions.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 9:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

VioletFlame: You say "No judgements here" after making the judgement that "He is the bottom of a barrel." Typical. Meanwhile we have Greg Mohr and other UCSB faculty too worried about assaulting freedom of speech and spreading anti-Bush (still? really?) vitriol all over Santa Barbara. I say to you both: get a life. Let the man prove himself before passing judgment.

BillyCrystal614 (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 12:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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