Saturday, October 21, 2006
Jack Wempe Endorsed
Sue Greenleaf, a counselor in the Greensburg schools and a Republican, writes to the Hutchinson News that she's supporting Democrat Jack Wempe for the District 7 school board seat:
As an active Republican, I am choosing to support a conservative Democrat in an attempt to broaden our base to its former foundation. That is probably a personal reason to support a Democrat, but more generally I am comfortable supporting Jack Wempe because I do not believe it is in the best interest of the students and children of our state to consider public education a political issue. Considering the educational needs of the children of Kansas, we need a general, bipartisan effort.
Jack Wempe would bring hands-on experience to the board and allow for a perspective from the trenches. It is past time the board has more representation from the field of education.
As a counselor of a small school in rural Kansas, I urge you to join me in support of Jack Wempe for the State Board of Education to maximize the educational opportunities for all our Kansas schoolchildren