For what it is worth, I’m stepping up for Don Coleman for the school board. I’ve been going back and forth on this, and I’ve come down on the side of speaking my piece.
I’m going to vote for Donald Coleman for a these reasons:
He has been an active part of the larger community.
I keep running into Mr.Coleman at the grunt-work civic events around the area. Some of these things can be boring as f*ck, but that is where imortant, neighborhood-building stuff happens. The folks that show up at the various meetings are truly investing themselves in everyone’s version of the neighborhood.
Command of the issues.
He knows what the issues are with regard to the schools. He can speak to people’s concerns, and knows enough to have his own informed opinions.
His children attend or attended the public schools.
He is invested as a parent and has knowledge of the system. This is important — I don’t think that someone from too far on the outside will be able to succeed.
He will get things accomplished.
Mr.Coleman seems to have both the desire to make things happen and the will and personal skills to see things through. He will be able to speak to and for every resident of the 7th district.
— John Murden