UnifiEd Crowd Backs Perez, Vickers - And Response

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The same people behind UnifiEd are promoting Marco Perez for school board. I just completed a review of his campaign disclosure, hardly a traditional middle of road candidate.  I wonder why Mr. Perez does not move to Costa Rica if Socialism is so great. Could it be the schools, medical care, and food access are far superior in the greatest nation in the world, called the United States of America?

 

I was  shocked when School Board member Kathy Lennon and her former campaign treasurer Mr.

Perez posted a call for Hamilton County children to protest downtown in a fray that quickly turned to spray painting historic monuments, buildings. Why would any public official call upon the minor children attending HCDE to join that fray?  That is just plain irresponsible of Ms. Lennon and Mr. Perez.

 

Mr. Perez removed his share of this post in keeping up his veil and the act of being a traditional candidate.   His campaign donor list is the UnifiEd camp.

 

A review of Stephen Vickers' campaign disclosure indicates that 50 percent of total campaign funds have unidentifiable origins. This is accomplished by giving less than the reportable amount, which is $49 I believe. Fifty percent of Mr. Vicker’s campaign funds raised are people that do not wish to be known, likely UnifiEd.  That is an extraordinarily large percentage in unidentifiable donors for a local school board race.   Mr. Vickers should clear the air on who is funding 50 percent of his campaign.

 

State campaign law needs amendment to ensure that campaigns don’t hide their donors. Fifty percent of donations hidden is not the intent of campaign law. Campaign law needs to be more stringent about full disclosure of donors regardless of the amount.

 

April Eidson

 

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I only know a few things about the candidate for school board, Marco Perez. He only came to the USA eight years ago from Costa Rica.  Since 2019 he has been the chairman of  LaPaz, the Hispanic legal resource and aid organization.  That’s a big gap and not much history.

 

I'm waiting to see accomplishments, giving confidence to manage our children's education in a $450 million organization called HCDE.  

 

 Mr. Perez believes the schools are on the “right track” and he supports Bryan Johnson, superintendent.   For this platform I can only conclude we would have more teacher bonuses, not salary increases, and more property tax increases.

 

Jim Folkner


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