Run, Lakeitha, run!

2:07 pm

I took some heat for for encouraging Sonja Henning to run for re-election in the face of election filings from über-establishment candidates Scott Bailey and Pam Knowles. I hadn’t even considered a Draft Lakeitha Elliot movement (thanks change seeker and Terry for hitting me upside the head with the clue-by-four).

At this point, I’m ready to throw my support to a real community candidate, no matter how quixotic the run may (or may not) be. We need somebody at the candidate forums telling it like it is for working families. And you never know, Terry may be right; Knowles and Bailey might just cancel each other out in the voting.

I can’t think of anybody who has a better understanding of the problem, and who is more likely to tell it like it is than Lakeitha.

If you agree, why not leave a comment here to encourage her to run?

Run, Lakeitha, run!

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Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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7 Responses

  1. Comment from Terry:


    Good one, Steve. And I’ll repeat:

    “Run, Lakeitha, run!”

  2. Comment from Peter Campbell:

    Count me in — go, Lakeitha, go!

  3. Comment from Antônio Carlos Jobim:

    Count me in, too! Lakeitha for School Board!

  4. Comment from Zarwen:

    Zarwen will help if you wish. Mr. Rawley has her contact info.

    Not to distract from the importance of this page, but is there any “community candidate” for us to support in Zone 6? Is there still a chance to put together an “Equity Slate” from all three open zones?

  5. Comment from lakeithae:

    Thank You all, I so appreciate all of your support and encouragement. You all made my Valentine’s Day. If I had the time and the money to run a campaign and dedicate to the school board, I would jump at the chance but, as a single parent who works full time, it’s just not in me. If we can get a measure on the ballot to make the Board position paid, sign me up. The district wastes enough money on consultants, PR and surveys, seems like they could pay board members and have them do the surveys, PR and consults.

  6. Comment from Steve Rawley:

    A professional board would be beneficial in many ways, including allowing people of modest means to serve. (We’d still need public financing to allow them to successfully run, of course.)

  7. Comment from Zarwen:

    Well, Lakeitha, if you won’t make it official, then I will gladly vote for you on a write-in basis. Anyone else?