Running for re-election
By Dave Lieben
August 02, 2007
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Received August 01, 2007 - Published August 02, 2007
About: Dave Lieben is president
of the Ketchikan School Board.
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