The Buffalo News invited school board candidates to provide a statement about why they are running for office.


I would like to continue to work with the stakeholders in Lancaster to raise academic standards within the bounds of fiscal responsibility. I have fought to increase the opportunities for education for all our children while respecting the financial burden upon the taxpayers. We have added Academy programs, raised test scores and kept all the programs that our students both need and enjoy. During my service on the Board we have made significant gains in raising our academic results yet we remain frugal in our expenditures. Our tax rate continues to be one of the lowest in Erie County. Thank you.