Longtime school board trustee resigns seat

Tom Moore

Tom Moore


After nearly 14 years on the Douglas County School Board of Trustees, Tom Moore is resigning the District 6 seat.

A Ruhenstroth resident, Moore was appointed in May 2007 to take over for Connie Wennhold when she succumbed to a heart attack.

Moore resigned effective Feb. 9, the same day as the last school board meeting.

“I appreciate the community for allowing me to serve on this board and wish the board and school district nothing but success,” Moore said.

Moore was unopposed for his first election in 2008 that saw five school board members on the ballot. He narrowly defeated Wayne Archer in 2010 to take his first full term on the board.

He ran unopposed in 2014.

While school board trustees are subject to Nevada’s 12-year term limit, Moore said he was allowed to run again in 2018 because he came in just under the wire. Moore would not have been eligible to run again in 2022.

Since no one else filed for the seat, it didn’t become an issue.

The Douglas County School District is expected to advertise for a new trustee this week.

Though trustees are elected at large, they must live in District 6, which encompasses a vast swath of eastern Douglas County including Ruhenstroth, Topaz Ranch Estates the Pine Nuts and extends to Highway 395 in the precinct that includes Minden-Tahoe Airport.

The Douglas County School Board will appoint the new trustee, who will have to run for office in 2022 to retain the seat.

Moore is a 21-year resident of Ruhenstroth. He and wife Carolyn have two grown children.


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