This is the first time Mr. Paul Champagne has sought a position on the school board. I first met Paul at the League of Women Voters Candidates Night last May, where he showed an impressive command of the issues facing our community. Since then, I have found Paul to be a clear thinker and direct communicator who would be a great addition to the board. Mr. Rich Mathesz is also running in his first school board election. He has proven himself to be focused on educational, rather than political, issues over the course of his campaign. He is also a longtime security specialist, with skills and experience that might prove particularly valuable in light of the lockdown and cancelled school at Emmaus High School last week.
These five candidates are very different people who bring different experience and expertise to the board. I won’t agree with any of them on every issue facing our schools. But I know that all five are pro-education members of the community who I can trust to make independent decisions based on facts and the good of our public education system, rather than partisan political commitments.
Local elections often have the greatest and most immediate impact on our lives, so please take the time to vote on Tuesday. Good schools really do matter!
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