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Running for re-election
By Dave Lieben


August 02, 2007
Thursday PM


I filed Wednesday for re-election to the School Board. While there are parts of campaigning I like, such as going door-to-door and talking to people, I really hate having to "toot my own horn," which I was raised to not do. But here goes.

I've enjoyed my three years on the School Board, and I feel like I've helped move the district in a positive direction. With our new superintendent, Mr. Boyle, settling in and bringing us his ideas for improvement, it's an exciting time to be on the board. I feel that he shares my goal of making Ketchikan the best darn school district in Alaska, and I feel even more strongly than before that the board made the right decision to go in a new direction, and that it will be best for our children.

I'm flattered that my colleagues on the board chose me to be president this year, it's certainly been a challenging year, but I hope that they feel I did a good job as president. While I've fallen somewhat short of my goal of getting the whole board working together and moving forward together, I do feel that this year's board has worked together better than many previous boards. I've been fortunate to be part of a great group of officers this year, the assistance I've received from Russell and Choc has been invaluable.

I feel that I've approached issues in an open-minded manner, talking to many different people, getting all the information I can, and then making a decision based on what's best for our children.

If you'd be willing to help with my campaign, from putting a sign on your lawn or car, to stuffing envelopes and walking neighborhoods with me, to making a financial contribution, my number is 225-2603 and my e-mail is I always enjoy hearing opinions, comments, questions, and even complaints as well.

I'd appreciate your vote on October 2, and I hope you'll support candidates for the Borough Assembly who will support funding education to the cap.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Dave Lieben
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 01, 2007 - Published August 02, 2007

About: Dave Lieben is president of the Ketchikan School Board.


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