From: John Orten
Subject: Please vote YES on HB-228
Date: Mon Feb 24 06:44:53 MST 2014
Dear Representative, I appreciate your willingness to hear the voice of the people whom you represent. It is with great concern and urgency that on behalf of many of the parents, neighbors, and families with whom we have discussed this topic, that we ask you to VOTE YES ON HB228. We must have state school board elections removed from the control of a committee appointed by the Governor, and let the people have their voices heard in selecting who best to represent them, as each of you have been. The current system legally allows bias, through allowing a select few individuals to determine which questions/criteria they want, and then disqualify candidates who do not meet their chosen agenda criteria. It is easy to see how this limits and binds our state in its ability to seek and explore multiple options, and it removes the freedom of being able to choose, both candidate and outcome, from the parents, schools, and children. We must have the ability to be fairly represented, which does NOT exist in the current school board election set up. Again, with great concern, I urge you to act in the best interest of Utah and VOTE YES ON HB228. Sincerely, John Orten