School Board elections are non-partisan. What does non-partisan mean?
Non-partisan is a lack of affiliation with, and a lack of bias toward, a political party or any other group, entity or organization. I have decided to not seek endorsements from any particular group during this election cycle. I want the voters to endorse me with their vote.
We all know politics have become increasingly divided during the past 5 years, it is time to drop some of our differences and look for common ground. We need to figure out how to work together despite our differences.
It is important we elect quality candidates. Those candidates must be willing to work to raise student achievement for all students. We must focus on achievement and equity for all our students. Having an endorsement provides no proof of qualifications. I encourage you, the voter to get to know your candidates. If candidates are not available to interact with you, perhaps they may not be the person for the job.
During this school board election, there are 4 seats up for election. You have the choice to vote for 1 – 4 of the 7 candidates. I plan to vote for only 3 of the 7 candidates. I am voting for myself, Kim Holmes and Aileen White. The 3 of us have been to the board meeting and work sessions, we have asked tough questions.
We have been ignored by administration, called names by one of the school board directors and another director implied lies are being told. This is not the road to creating trust and respect within our school district. Time for real change.
So, for what it is worth, I am voting for:
Kim Holmes and
I hope we can count on you to endorse us with your vote.