Thursday, June 13, 2013

Advocacy for Public Schools

Question: An important role for a board member is legislative advocacy on behalf of all of the children of RISD. Give an example of your efforts over the past year or two.
Rachel Chumney: The first thing I do is I vote. I have voted since I was eighteen years old. I stay on top of things. I am committed to using my vote.
A runoff election for Place 4 on the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees will happen on June 15 (early voting June 3-11 at Richardson Civic Center). The runoff is between incumbent Lanet Greenhaw and Rachel Chumney. I endorsed Lanet Greenhaw in the joint election on May 11. I endorse her again in the runoff. The question above is one reason why.

If you think that someone whose resume of legislative advocacy highlights the filler "I vote" might not be ready to be school board trustee, then you might want to look beyond Rachel Chumney for a better candidate.

Look, Rachel Chumney is a nice enough person. She's just not qualified for school board. Don't rely just on the quote I found telling. Listen to Chumney's whole answer (starting 40:43). Then, compare with Lanet Greenhaw's answer (starting 39:33). No contest. Vote for Greenhaw.

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