Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Six Candidates File For Leander ISD Board-Place 6

Since Trustee Jim Sneeringer is not running for re-election, the Leander ISD Board Place 6 seat has generated quite a bit of interest.  It seems there are six official candidates:

Gene Fruge
Aaron Johnson
Clarence Ramsey Brown
James Spires
Nacole Thompson
Kyle Ward

As the Executive Director of the Texas Parent Teacher Association, TXPTA, Kyle Ward recently wrote an Op-Ed claiming that Public Education is on "life support."  Like most candidates for school boards, Mr. Ward is a bit vague on specifics, but seems to employ the sky is falling mantra and asserts that cuts in state funding will "jeopardize public education."  He does not address any areas of waste in the system.  Considering some of the legislative stances of the TXPTA and its affiliation with the left-leaning Texas Association of School Boards, I am not impressed with Mr. Ward's candidacy thus far. 

Chances for a run-off?  I'd say "high."

Update: Not sure if Leander ISD qualifies for a run-off. Researching...
Update: Leander ISD does not hold run-offs.

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