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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

August 4, 2015 Primary And Special Election

School, Seattle School District No. 1 
Director District No. 3



Lauren McGuire



Lauren McGuire


Education: Master’s, Communication, Northwestern University; B.A., History and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Northwestern University
Occupation: Former Management Consultant helping organizations improve structures, staffing, and efficiency

Statement:

As Seattle Council PTSA President, my responsibility was to advocate for the success of EVERY Seattle child. We are a district of great schools, outstanding teachers and amazing kids, yet unacceptable opportunity gaps for low income and children of color threaten the promise of potential that should come with a quality education. 

 

I want to serve on the Seattle School Board to continue fighting for our kids—in District 3 and citywide. 

 

This means setting aside divisive governance distractions and focusing on the real work of improving student learning. An award-winning education advocate with a track record helping Seattle Schools with school overcrowding, special education, and other high profile issues, I believe I can be an effective, needed voice.

 

Like many parents, I got involved when my kids entered school. By 2008, I was a leader with the Bryant Elementary PTSA and recently PTSA President of the newly opened Jane Addams Middle School.  I know the local issues, and how they fit with citywide priorities. 

 

Growth. Seattle Public Schools is currently growing by 1,000 students a year.  We need sufficient space to meet the needs of all students, including those getting special education services, English language learners, and kids living in poverty.

 

Governance. The Board should provide guidance and oversight to assure accountability and progress—not micromanaging, or hands-off cheerleading.  I’ll help strike that balance.

 

Getting Real. We must address the chronic—and unconstitutional—State funding crisis. Short-changing our schools harms all, disproportionately impacts the kids who can least afford to be left behind.  I am not afraid to fight for our fair share of State resources.

 

Join 46th Democrats; School Board Directors Sherry Carr, Sharon Peaslee, Harium Martin-Morris; State Representative Gerry Pollet; and local education leaders Janet Miller, Monica Mace in support of my campaign.  I appreciate your vote!



For more information:

P.O. BOX 20084
SEATTLE, WA 98102
(206) 418-6702
info@laurenforschools.com
www.laurenforschools.com

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David Blomstrom



David Blomstrom


Education: BS in ecology from Huxley/WWU; wildlife studies at University of Alaska @ Fairbanks
Occupation: Writer, website designer and educator

Statement:
"The Vietcong never called me nig---," said Muhammad Ali, a draft-dodging Muslim who recognized his real enemies: Demopublicans, fascist police, corporate attorneys, corrupt unions, apathetic brain-washed citizens, and the Jews* and corporations they work for - not communists, environmentalists or Muslims. The enemy also includes Seattle's own Bill Gates, purveyor of crappy software, phony philanthropy and genetically modified food.
 
I'm the only Seattle activist who targets Gates and his partner in crime, Paul "Buy Me Another Stadium" Allen, a twin disaster for education. While a teacher, I fought alone against the derelict retired general turned Seattle Schools Superintendent John Stanford - the corporate clown whose name now graces the school district's headquarters. In 1999, I became the first Seattle candidate to make derelict principals a campaign issue. (Remember Garfield High School's Al Jones?) I'm now the first to blow the whistle on Seattle's Jewish Mafia, as represented by The Stranger and The Seattle Weekly. I know who the enemy is, and I'm not afraid to stick it to'em.
 
Home to Microshaft, the Discovery Institute (a creationist stink tank) and Shell Oil's Arctic rape squad, Seattle has become a capital of the so-called New World Order. As intelligent, caring members of the community are pushed out by gentrification and yuppies, there are fewer people like me left to fight back. Moreover, genuine activists never get a fair shake; the game is rigged. Yet I continue to run for office because it's educational, I love to fight, and it's the right thing to do.
 
Wake up and support your children, not the clueless troops who murder children in occupied countries! In solidarity with Iran, Syria, Russia, Latin America, freedom fighters around the world and the students who called me Mr. B, Viva la revolucion! (Visit my website and join the Global Awakening.)


For more information:

PO BOX 95465
SEATTLE, WA 98145

david.blomstrom@gmail.com
www.politix.us

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Stephen J. Clayton



Stephen J. Clayton


Education: BA, Human Services Management, Western Washington University; AS, Applied Science: Highline Community College
Occupation: Health Care Educator

Statement:

I am a Vietnam Era Veteran, having served in the United States Navy.

 

I have lived in the Wedgwood Neighborhood with my wife and son for 35 years.  Both my wife and I attended public schools.

 

As a school board member, I will take action on education issues.

 

I believe my common-sense approach can help decrease over-testing for teacher competence and student success.  We need to communicate on a one-to-one basis, setting reachable and reasonable goals for student and teacher success.

 

Obesity is a preventable epidemic.  We cannot pit recess versus lunch.  We must promote basic nutrition and more activity.  We cannot allow companies to promote bad products in our schools, even though the temptation is there to make money.

 

Mega elementary schools have a negative effect on neighborhoods and students.  The loss of small neighborhood schools causes students to be drawn from other areas, eliminating walkability, worsening traffic, increasing pollution and adversely affecting student learning.

 

I have worked in the healthcare field for over 25 years with experience in patient care, home care, trauma and education, including nonprofit and profit organizations, managing two hospital respiratory departments.

 

I have also managed two successful businesses in the Greater Seattle area, gaining invaluable experience in managing people as well as all aspects of building and running successful organizations.

 

Supporter Trena Harmon says, "As part of the Native American community, I have appreciated Steve Clayton's support in efforts to try to restore, not demolish, Indian Heritage School at Wilson Pacific."

 

Please vote for me!

 

Steve Clayton



For more information:

7539 41ST AVE NE
SEATTLE, WA 98115
(206) 498-4888
cpsclayton@msn.com


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Jill Geary



Jill Geary


Education: BA, UC Berkeley; JD, Seattle University School of Law
Occupation: Former Administrative Law Judge; Education Attorney; Regional Presenter Education Law

Statement:

As your school board director, I will work to bring a meaningful and challenging education to every student in our district regardless of economics, neighborhood, race, language or ability.   I will work collaboratively with my fellow directors to give voice to our families and bring support to our classroom teachers, so as a team we can meet the challenge of providing a world class education and preparing our children for future education and employment.

 

As the mother of five Seattle Public Schools students, my kids have benefited from some of the best our District has to offer. And while I have actively supported many schools, my commitment to public education began when I had the privilege to work as an administrative law judge, holding hearings for the Superintendent of Public Instruction, including teacher certification and discipline, and special education due process hearings.  As a judge, I developed a passion for education and a belief that every child deserves a great public education.

 

Our district is confronting many important issues: funding basic education; decreasing class size, overcrowding and capacity, equity in education, inclusion, closing the school to prison pipeline, and balancing accountability and assessment.  Strong local school boards that work collaboratively bring positive results for students.   In all the years I have been a parent attorney, I have always been able to reach fair settlements benefiting students and districts.   If elected school director, I will bring my analytical and negotiation skills to the board with the goal of working together for the best outcomes for Seattle’s students and families. 

 

We can and must do more for all of Seattle's children and families. I would be honored to have your vote.

 

For more information: jillforschoolboard.com. 



For more information:

PO BOX 2389
SEATTLE, WA 98111
(206) 661-3774
jillforseattleschools@gmail.com
www.jillforschoolboard.com

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