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.