In Richardson ISD's June 18th runoff election for its District 2 seat on the Board of Trustees, I'll be voting for Vanessa Pacheco. I won't be voting for Sherry Clemens because of dealbreakers like this: she is aligned with the anti-masker candidate for Dallas County Judge, Lauren Davis.
According to The Dallas Morning News, Lauren Davis "has said Dallas ISD's mask policy created a hostile learning environment for her children. Beyond that, it is unclear what she hopes to accomplish if elected. Her campaign website offers no specific proposals. She did not interview with the editorial board or respond to our Voter Guide questions."
Do you know what group she did meet with? In February, at the "Richardson ISD Families First" PAC's kick-off event, one of the guest speakers was Lauren Davis. Let's leave aside my dislike of mixing party politics (the Dallas County Judge election is partisan, meaning there'll be "R" and "D" after the candidates's names on the ballot) with nonpartisan school board elections (no "R" or "D" on the ballots for school board). That's only a minor stumbling block, not a dealbreaker, compared to Lauren Davis and Sherry Clemens both opposing masking requirements in the face of a deadly pandemic. Simply put, their politics pose a risk to public health. Lauren Davis and Sherry Clemens love freedom. It says so right in Lauren Davis's Twitter handle, @MomsLoveFreedom. I do, too. I also love keeping kids, their teachers, parents and grandparents alive and healthy.
And that's why I won't be voting for Sherry Clemens. I'll be voting for Vanessa Pacheco. She has a lot of positives in her favor and none of Sherry Clemens's dealbreakers.
Review other dealbreakers:
Dealbreaker #1: She's Extreme Even for Conservatives
Dealbreaker #2: She's Turning the RISD Into Southlake
Dealbreaker #3: She's Aligned with Lauren Davis
Dealbreaker #4: She Fought Against COVID-19 Mitigation Policies
Dealbreaker #5: She's Against by Books with Serious Themes
Dealbreaker #6: She Lies about CRT
Dealbreaker #7: She Thinks She Speaks for All Christians
Dealbreaker #8: She Thinks RISD is Better Without Dr. Jeannie Stone