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

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I am running for a second term on the Akron School Board of Education. I would like to continue to work with our new superintendent that I helped to hire. I have been the school board representative on the Erie County School Board Legislative Committee. My work on this committee has helped to create working relationships with our state representatives. With the help of our superintendent, I helped to create a political action committee which works with parent and teacher representatives from our district to discuss the issues that our school faces with our state representatives. There have been many tough decisions that have been made during my three years as a school board member. It is my hope to begin to rebuild the programs that have been lost over the past three years while keeping the tax levy at an affordable rate for all.