Press Release

Press Release From

Contact: Dan Langshaw
Board Member
North Royalton School Board

If You like One Langshaw, Why Not Send Another to serve on the North Royalton School Board come November 8th

August 15, 2011

(North Royalton, Ohio)—The North Royalton School Board race for the November 8th General Election will be one to remember and once more historic in nature. Out of the field of seven candidates contending for one of the three seats up for grabs on the board, one candidate stands out the most by their last name of Langshaw. No, current Board Member Dan Langshaw’s term is not up this year. But another Langshaw wants voters to give him a chance to serve on the board. This time it is Dan’s father Don Langshaw who is running for one of the three seats up for election on the school board.

Many will remember back in 2009 Dan Langshaw made history as the youngest resident ever at the age of 23 to be elected to the North Royalton School Board in district history. If elected, it will be Don Langshaw who will make history as the first father to serve with a son on the board. Family members serving together on the North Royalton School Board is not entirely new concept in the history of the district. Many years ago there was a husband and wife who both served together on the board.

With the prospect of serving with his father on the board, current Board Member Dan Langshaw had this to say “I was surprised at first when my dad asked for my permission and blessing to run. But thinking about it I thought of how our country was started by fathers and sons serving together to help create one of the greatest nations on Earth. It really isn’t a major surprise that my dad felt a calling to serve. I would not be the man I am today if it wasn’t for how I was raised by my parents who encouraged me to follow my dreams. Those dreams drove me to follow my own calling of public service first as a soldier in the United States Army serving my nation and now as school board member serving my community.”

Don Langshaw, is not a newcomer to local politics. Back in 2003 Don ran for North Royalton City Council Ward 2 against Vince Gentile and lost his bid for election. Don has been very active in the community with being a former city Recreation Board Member, Community Emergency Response Team Leader, Youth Soccer Coach & Administrator, active parishioner at St. Albert the Great Church, and as a supportive father of four children whom have all been educated in the North Royalton City School District.