I write to urge support of Randy Ashton for the District 118 School Board.
I don’t need to point out the importance of the district to our community, both as a tremendous asset and as a high-budget organization.
Doc Ashton brings experience, judgment and independence. He runs his own private business and, at the same time, has been on the district board for eight years.
The board has many experienced educators in its employ and receives the input of those experienced educators regularly on a variety of topics. Having received that input as well as input from many other stakeholders, the board itself needs independent and unbiased judgment and insight to process and weigh that input. Randy Ashton brings that judgment and insight.
Having served with Randy on the District 118 Board for five of his eight years there, I have seen firsthand his work on the board. He is bright, articulate, experienced and shows a great ability to constructively promote and balance the best interests of the community, the district, its staff and its students.
Please join me in voting for Randy “Doc” Ashton.
Judd C. Peck
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