Friday, July 16, 2010

Meet and greet LD1 candidates to discuss education issues

Posting, with permission, an email from a regular reader in Sedona Karen McClelland, a Sedona Oak Creek School Board member -


The budget news for Arizona for next year is still bleak. All of our local schools have reduced budgets for next year. Most laid off staff members and cut programs. We are hearing that we may face budgets cuts during the upcoming school year even before the budget for 2011-2012 is discussed.

It is more vital than ever that we let our state legislature know that we view Education as a TOP PRIORITY for the state. preserving and improving our public education system is vital for the future of Arizona's economy. We need to be sure sure that ALL our elected officials view education as an essential INVESTMENT in our future and NOT as an expense.

Please come and let all the candidates for State Legislature and State Senate in LD1 hear your concerns.

I am hosting informal houseparties for each candidate. These are not fundraising events and I hope that Republicans, Democrats, parents, community members, teacher and board members attend each meeting. The meetings will be at my home in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona .

I do need RSVPs.

Please call me at 284-0001 or email me at and I will send you the directions.

The meeting dates are:

Monday, July 26 4 p.m. Lindsay Bell, Democratic Candidate for State Legislature

Wednesday, August 11 4 p.m. Noel Campbell. Republican Candidate for State Legislature

Wednesday, August 18 4 p.m. Karen Fann . Republican Candidate for State Legislature

Thursday, August 26 4p.m. Senator Steve Pierce, Republican Candidate for State Senate

Rep. Andy Tobin , Republican candidate for State Legislature will also be here in mid August and

Bob Donahue, Democratic Candidate for State Senate will be here the first week in September. We are still finalizing dates.

 Karen McClelland, Vice-President Sedona Oak Creek School Board
Yavapai County Director, Arizona School Board Association
**and Candidate for re-election to Sedona Oak Creek School Board for a third term!**

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