Interview with Fife School Board member Daniel Pace – 9/8/2008
In November of 2007 twenty-two year-old Daniel Pace unseated longtime Fife School Board incumbent Lew Wolfrom by a 59.45% landslide. He thus became the youngest person ever elected to the Fife School Board. Daniel is not a teacher, a parent, nor a native of the district. He claims he was “an average student” in school who ran cross-country but was nothing special to be sure. The son of a police officer and a working professional – both of whom live outside his school district (and thus, did not vote for him) he lacked the family connections that generally are associated with upsets like his.
Inspired by his unlikely victory, The Melon met with Daniel at Sam’s Taqueria in Puyallup to discuss the many challenges that confront the young leaders of today.