Monday, November 7, 2016

Election day (finally) arrives!

I would appreciate your support to return me to the Capistrano Unified school board. Area 2 contains 14 percent of the population within CUSD, but over 25 percent of the students! For this reason, public education is critically important in our communities of Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Wagon Wheel, Coto de Caza, Trabuco, Eastern San Juan Capistrano and Rancho Mission Viejo (Sendero and Esencia).

Area 2 communities pay the highest school taxes in CUSD and we enjoy newer schools.  We should not be triple-taxed to support needs in older affluent communities.  I opposed the district-wide school tax since its conception and recommend a "NO" vote on Measure M.  A more thoughtfully-considered solution to the needs of older schools is possible.

Thank you to the hundreds of people who I've met, and those who write with expressions of support and questions.  Most of you want to talk about education, and not about taxes.  I wholeheartedly agree.  We should consider the needs of students first.

Fight "election fatigue".  Please take the time to vote!