Thomas Seaba, who shot a fellow Marine five times and killed him in the 90s, was recently elected to the East Otero School Board in La Junta, Colorado.
After serving time in prison for murder, Seaba joined La Junta’s Wastewater Department.
Seaba told KCNC: “It was obvious a set of horrific mistakes compounding on one another which eventually led to me serving time in prison.”
The East Otero School District’s superintendent, Rick Lovato, added: “We researched to see what the criteria was. It is not outside of the rights for a person with a felony conviction to run for the office.”
The only crime that would prevent someone from serving on the school board is a sex crime against a child.