I am running for a seat
Lake Washington School District
Board of Directors.
Knowing full well that I will sound like an anti-politician, I am not looking to raise a boatload of money. I am not hiring political consultants. Nor have I engaged a firm to produce this website.
This is a School Board Election. Although some people have used a seat on their school board as a stepping stone to higher office, that is not my plan. My commitment is to our kids and our community. It always has been, and it always will be. I entered this race after observing our schools at close range, when handling my son’s service dog. There are some wonderful things going on inside our schools, but there is room for improvement in many areas.
My campaign is an all-volunteer effort. Any donation you might choose to make – be it time, money, a donation in kind or feedback - is very much appreciated. I will use the cash I raise to pay for the obligatory road signs and voter handouts, but I am not hiring a production team to write, photograph, edit and distribute any campaign videos or glossy fliers.
I look forward to appearing at candidate forums and answering your questions. I’m not promising you will like every one of my ideas, but I think you will appreciate my efforts at creative problem solving, posing questions to spur thought and conversation, speaking up for those who have been overlooked and at times going against the grain.
In other words, don’t look for fancy packaging. It’s the substance that counts, the ideas and actions behind today’s hot topics by which you can evaluate my candidacy and my track record.
I could make you lots of promises, but the truth of the matter is that as a Board Member I am only one vote among a panel of five. I will continue to work hard, to do my research, to listen to you and consider what you have to say, to speak out on your behalf and to do my best for all of our kids.