My name is Zachary Dorholt and I am a Licensed Mental Health Professional currently running for ISD 742 School Board.
My previous experience includes having been elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, where I served as Vice Chair of the Higher Education Committee during the 2013 & 2014 legislative sessions.
Currently, I serve on the Board for WACOSA and the Independent Music Collaborative of Central Minnesota. I have three daughters, the oldest of whom just completed her first year at Madison Elementary in the Chinese Immersion Program, with the other two eager to follow.
I have been working in the mental health field for over a decade, and I’m currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who specializes in working with adults living with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness. I earned a B.A. in Community Development and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from St. Cloud State University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. The topic of Mental Health has been a front page headline more recent than not in the news; through my work this topic is on my headline every day, and will continue to be if elected to the board.
As a father of 3 young girls, all of whom will attend our local public schools, I want nothing more than for them to have the same opportunities I did.
As a mental health professional, I want to make sure our students get the help they need, without putting the burden on teachers.
As a former legislator who fought, successfully, to increase school funding, I want to make sure our district is a good steward of those funds.
As a friend and neighbor, I hope to earn your support!