images-4Dear Friends,
After the City Council primary race I was grateful to have received so much support in a close race, especially pleased that the Clean Vote Act resonated with East Sacramentans. Of course I will continue to advocate for neighbors and for ethics in our politics. After the primary several people asked me to run for Sacramento City Unified District School Board.
Upon reflection I realized that that position embodied many of the same concerns and goals that informed my council race. Many of the same local issues predominated: in addition to education, this race, too, is about neighborhoods. Even if you don’t have children in school what happens in our school district is important to everyone. The quality of our schools impacts our neighborhood culture, and, because schools help shape our young citizens, they affect our future as a community. Schools even affect our property values.
Our public school system, open to all, is a guardian of democracy itself. As a classroom teacher for seventeen years I have hands-on experience. I know what works and what doesn’t. I know what our schools need to succeed. We need a comprehensive, public high school that serves Tahoe Park, Elmhurst, College Greens, Midtown and East Sacramento. We need a board member who will work with parents, the new superintendent, teachers and community leaders to improve our schools.
I would be honored to serve the community in Area Two.