HCEA Makes Election Choices

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Hamilton County Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education Committee interviewed candidates for specific school board and county commissioner races during the recent spring break and on one additional evening during the week of April 22.   

Officials said most candidates for school board races in districts 3, 5, 8 and 9 and for county commissioner races in districts 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 responded by completing a Candidate Questionnaire and sharing their campaign platforms and positions on various educational issues during their respective interviews. 

The following recommendations were made "in support of candidates whose responses and experiences were determined to be strongly aligned with supporting pro-public education policies, increasing school funding and including teachers and school employee voices in helping to shape the best working conditions and learning environments for children":

School Board District 3 – Recommendation for Greg Martin

School Board District 5 – Recommendation for Jacqueline (Jackie) Thomas

School Board District 8 – Double Recommendation for Samevelyn Rock and David Testerman

School Board District 9 – Recommendation for Steve Highlander

The HCEA-FCPE Committee also recommended the following candidates County Commissioner races:

 County Commission District 1Recommendation for Randy Fairbanks

 County Commission District 4 Double Recommendation for Pam Ladd and Warren Mackey

 County Commission District 5 Recommendation for Greg Beck?

County Commission District 6 Recommendation for John Allen Brooks

County Commission District 7 – No Recommendation

County Commission District 8 – Recommendation for Kenny Smith

County Commission District 9 – No Recommendation


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