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Opinion

April 30, 2013

Reid, Thomas backed in PAISD election

PORT ARTHUR — An extremely important PAISD school board election has started.  I urge everyone to get out and vote for the candidate of your choice.  Let me recommend to you the two persons whom I think are the best candidates.  

Robert Reid and Tracy Thomas are the candidates whom I think are best prepared to serve and whom I think will do the best job in office.  Mr. Reid is an educator with many years experience and is familiar with the roles and responsibilities of a board member.  He is a person of proven integrity and intelligence.  Mr. Reid and his family have demonstrated a love for this community and a willingness to work for its betterment.  I think that the citizens of the PAISD will be fortunate to have a man of his caliber to serve as a school trustee.

Ms. Thomas is also a dedicated member of this community.  She is capable and prepared to do an excellent job as a school board member.  Ms. Thomas’ background in the military demonstrates her dedication to public service and gave her experience that will be extremely valuable as she serves this community. I think she will also do a great job as a school board member.

There is only one legitimate reason to run for the school board and that is to serve the children of our community by optimizing their educational opportunities and providing a safe and nurturing environment for their personal growth.  Mr. Reid and Ms. Thomas are offering their services to us for these reasons and these reasons only.

I wholeheartedly recommend Robert Reid and Tracy Thomas for the PAISD school board.

Early voting is going on now through May 7 at the library, city hall and the El Vista Community Center.   May 11 is election day.  Two trustees will be elected and you may vote for two persons.  It is each citizen’s responsibility as well as their privilege to cast their votes for the candidates of their choice.  I hope that your votes will be for Robert Reid and Tracy Thomas.

Mary Jean George

Port Arthur

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