Let me remind readers why we have a Caucus system. All community members are encouraged to participate in the system. As an elected caucus member, we do in-depth interviews of volunteer candidates for boards and commissions. I’ve lived here for 60 years and have been delighted with this system which has served our community well. Few places boast the kind of quality of life our city has, both in our municipal government and in our schools. The Caucus turns over often so that a diversity of opinions is always available.
The Caucus avoids any volunteers with extreme political agendas, conflicts of interest, and hidden agendas, which is why the final four chose to circumvent this system and run independently. They have a right to their extreme views about LFHS. However, it is important to note, those views would not pass the rigorous process of qualifying within the Caucus system.
Instead, they have chosen to attack the volunteers that came before the Caucus and were vetted by their peers, rather than participate in that process. The kind of campaign they are running should be evidence of the kind of board they would make. Electing these final four might well change our beloved high school forever.
I support the Caucus and their well-vetted community volunteers who took the time to come before their community and put the interests of our schools before any personal agendas. Please support Caucus candidates: Tom Nemickas, Sally Davis, Ted Moorman, and David Lane.
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