Steele announces bid for Westfield school board


Mike Steele

Mike Steele has long been heavily involved in Westfield Washington Schools, and he wants to enhance his involvement if elected to the WWS Board of Trustees in the November election. Steele is running for District 3, a seat currently held by Duane Lutz.

Steele graduated from Westfield High School in 1984. He’s been a firefighter with the Indianapolis Fire Dept. for 30 years.

“The biggest reason (I’m running) is because I’ve always been involved in the schools as far as subbing or coaching,” Steele said.

Steele previously coached football and wrestling, but he said he hasn’t coached the last few years. He is a substitute teacher.

“I want to try to keep giving back in some kind of way, so running for school board is one of the main (ways) I can give back,” he said.

Steele works at IFD Station 4 on 86th Street and Ditch Road. If elected, his main focus will be keeping taxpayer money close to the students.

“I’m not going to go in there and a be a ‘yes’ man or a ‘no’ man,” he said. “My questions are going to be, how is this going to help the kids? Is this beneficial for the kids, or are you trying to do something else with the money that won’t help the kids?”

Steele is married to Vicky, and they have three children: Christopher, Michael and Zachary. All three graduated from Westfield High School.

Steele said he enjoys attending local sporting events. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he and his family had family nights at home where they watched a movie. He enjoys spending time outdoor and water activities.

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