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Incumbent Szurek seeking new school board term

She’s soft-spoken by nature, but Kate Szurek has long been a strong voice for public education, having served on three school boards in Washington locales.

The local attorney has relished being a member of the La Conner School Board since her appointment in 2014 to succeed Gretchen McCauley on the district panel.

“I jumped in with both feet,” she recalls.

There was no hesitation, Szurek told the Weekly News, because of her faith in La Conner Schools, where she now has three grandchildren enrolled.

“Whether the economy is good or bad,” insists Szurek, who earned her undergrad degree in economic...


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