Now that the primary election for the Board of Education is over, I
wish to thank all the people who turned out to vote for the candidate
of their choice. This was an interesting year for the Board of
Education election in that there were so many candidates running for
the available seats.
For me, the experience of running for public office was new,
exciting and rewarding. I think the small group of family and friends
who walked, phoned, hosted coffees and posted lawn signs made a large
impact on the outcome. I now have a much greater understanding about
the rigors of conducting a campaign for public office. There was so
much more to this than I had anticipated, so I was fortunate to have
good advice that kept me on the right path at times.
To all who helped make this a successful campaign, I wish to offer
a most sincere thank-you for a job well done. After serving this
community as a teacher for 34 years, I now look forward to serving
again as a Board of Education member.