I posted a poll to the right over there ------------> , as I wanted to get an idea as to whether people were interested in having an informal Q & A session with the MDUSD board candidates. In 2008 we held a few of these, at homes, at Rocco's and at Skips in Clayton. We had dozens turn out for the various meetings and at Rocco's it was often packed. Yes, there was more controversy then - but now?
Would YOU attend an informal forum? I have contacted the candidates that have posted here (Brian Lawrence, Cheryl Hansen and Jeff Adams) and Linda Mayo, as I readily know how to contact them, I have not yet heard from Lynne Dennler, Roy Larkin or Jan Trezise. I am unsure how to reach these people. Jan Trezise, I'm actually not sure if she's still in the race, during the candidate forum with the Times, she apparantly made a rash decision not to run, then retracted afterwards. Anyway, googling any of their names did not yield a website or any contact information.
By the way, so far I've only heard back from one, Brian Lawrence, who says he's happy to attend a forum if one occurs.
Soooo, having said all that, what are your thoughts so far? What do you think about the fact MDEA has not endorsed any candidates? In 2008, MDEA was a strong force with much money behind the Eberhart-Whitmarsh run for board seats. Compared to 2008, it sure feels pretty apathetic out there so far. Does anyone care?
Links of interest:
Smart Voter site
Times Vorderbrueggen recap on forum
Replay of the Times candidate forum
Theresa Harrington: No teachers' union endorsement in MDUSD Trustee Race