Subject: Support Greene's HB0228, State School Board elections
Date: Mon Jan 27 02:26:58 MST 2014
Please give your support for Brian Greene's HB0228 bill on State School Board elections. Two years ago I put my name in to run for State School Board. In our district "12" we had 12 candidates running. I listened to all of the 11 interviews to the nominating board. I was impressed with many of the interviews, especially two men that had a phenomenal background in the education field and gave outstanding interviews. I was disappointed that these men did not get many votes from the committee.Utah would be better served if the nominating committee was repealed and there was a partisan election. The voters would be the ones screening the candidates not a committee. The State School Board has a large budget and the taxpayers need to be aware of the candidates political affiliation and agenda.I have written emails to the State School Board and some members of the Board have responded in a confrontational way. Can the board treat parents this way because in the next election "incumbents" are a shoe in? Voters, not a committee should be vetting the candidates.