Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The One With My Endorsement for RISD

Yesterday, I announced my endorsement for mayor of Richardson. I admit I was conflicted. After going from being very happy with both candidates to beginning to wonder if Richardson would be better served by having a third choice, I ended up endorsing more out of necessity than enthusiasm. Negative campaigning does as much harm to our city as it does to the opposing candidate. Anyone who engages in or tolerates negative campaigning loses stature in my opinion.

That's completely different from my attitude towards the Richardson school board race (RISD). After the jump, my endorsement.



All the candidates for school board ran positive campaigns. All were passionate about what good they can do for public education in the RISD. But for all the reasons apparent in the candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Richardson and the RISD Council of PTAs, one candidate clearly stands out. I wholeheartedly endorse Lanet Greenhaw for re-election to Place 4 of the RISD Board of Trustees.

8 comments:

Andy Gross (You are welcome name nazis) said...

Thanks, I needed help eliminating a choice =D

Stephen Wright said...

Who did you endorse? Do you edit your blog?

Stephen Wright said...

By the way the RISD has THREE running candidates NOT two. This shows you don't know your facts and your blog is poorly written and lacks knowledge.

Paul Peck said...

Who are you? You say you are "endorsing more out of necessity than enthusiasm." What's that all about - what is the "necessity" of Maczka when Omar has her beat in the categories of council experience, commercial business experience and education? What goes into your "necessity" calculus?

And by the way, regarding negative campaigning, when do I get to see the details of the Maczka's personal life - financial missteps and all ? (cause we all have them). Why do I know so much about Omar's personal past, and so little about the Maczka's? Who introduced that stuff into the equation ? I don't think it was Omar.


Mark Steger said...

Necessity referred to the calendar. Because the start of early voting had arrived, I could no longer procrastinate. I needed to decide.

Mark Steger said...

By the way, Stephen, I just figured out what you are asking. Sorry for my being slow. For my endorsement in the mayor's race, follow the hyperlink.

Also, I'm aware there are three candidates for RISD board of trustees Place 4. Follow that other hyperlink for my discussion of all of them.

Aside: Thanks for giving me an opportunity to say "hyperlink." Today marks the 20th anniversary of CERN making Tim Berners-Lee's invention, the World Wide Web, available for free. :-)

Toaster said...

Waffling over as you slam your own endorsee for negative campaigimg and thrash yourself for tolerating her vilest personal smear tactics so disengenously perpetrated in this election, under guise of timely saving the swayable from doubt about just What Would Mark Do? You win new clique boy honors with the baggage that entails. Loopy rationalization skills a plus. Get pics while you can to evidence the perks of a hands on blogonaut. Sorry, Mark, expected better from you.
- Betty Peck

Mark Steger said...

There will be a runoff election between Rachel Chumney and Lanet Greenhaw.