Matt A. Galt, a longtime Davis County educator and former Bountiful mayor, has announced his candidacy for the Davis County School Board in Precinct 2.

Galt has been an educator in the Davis School District for 40 years and will retire as principal from Mueller Park Junior High on June 30.He moved to Bountiful 35 years ago, and said he said he has seen many changes in the community and the school district since then. He has been active in civic and community activities for most of his adult life.

Galt served on the Board of Adjustment and as mayor of Bountiful. He also served on the Utah State Retirement Board for 24 years, nine years as president. He was appointed by four different governors. He has also worked with Little League baseball and in the Scouting program.

He has been principal of Bountiful Elementary, Centerville Junior, Millcreek Junior and Mueller Park Junior High. He taught in the Salt Lake City School District for three years.

Galt says he is aware of education problems and would be able to help with solutions.