SHERMAN, Maine — Robert “Bo” Zabierek has announced his candidacy for Maine House District 9 as an unenrolled candidate.
This will be his second run for the office that represents 25 towns and townships in southern Aroostook and northern Penobscot counties.
Zabierek attended Boston University College of Communication where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications in 1979.
He worked in broadcasting for 20 years for CBS-Boston and WSBK-TV38 as their general services manager before retiring and moving his family to Sherman Mills, where he has owned a home for the past 26 years.
Zabierek has worked for the Region 2 School of Applied Technology for the past five years, first as an instructor in the applied technology lab at both Katahdin and southern Aroostook high schools, and later as an educational technician in the auto mechanics and auto body shops in Houlton. He has been an applied academics teacher at Region 2 for the past two school years where his duties include remediation, credit recovery and national standards testing.
He is also a member of the leadership team for the Southern Aroostook Math and Science Partnership, a three-year math and science grant administered by the Great Schools Partnership in Portland.
Zabierek has moderated town meetings and has been the election warden in Sherman for several years.
In his last campaign for the State House, Zabierek received the endorsements of the Maine Education Association, the Maine State Employees’ Union, the AFL-CIO, the Maine Nurses Association, and the Maine People’s Alliance-Vote 2008 Campaign.