The Gazette and Press-Citizen have published the fundraising totals for each candidate, and other than Phil—whose campaign is self-funded—I have the lowest total. Why?
Let me start by saying this: I am a professional fundraiser.
I know how to ask people for money to support a great cause. Without a doubt, I believe in myself and my campaign. But I don’t believe in spending thousands of dollars on a local school board campaign. I just don’t.
So, I didn’t ask people for money. A little button on my website paid for my yard signs—my one major splurge. I did a small mailing. And I’m very grateful to my family and other supporters who chose to send their financial support my way to cover those expenses.
But if I’m going to ask you all to invest in something, it’s not fancy brochures.
Want to show your support? VOTE FOR ME. Invest in our students and our neighborhoods by electing someone who will be an advocate for their success. Help me prove that we choose our candidates based on their ideas, their vision, and their approach to collaboration and problem-solving.
And, hey, are you looking for somewhere to make a donation that will benefit youth in our community? I have an idea for that, too. :)