From: Brooke Fairbanks
To: Keven John Stratton,
Subject: HB 228
Date: Mon Feb 24 18:02:56 MST 2014
Dear Committee Member:

I am writing to voice my support for HB 228, sponsored by Rep. Brian Greene.  I am urging you to vote "YES" on this extremely important bill!

Our current State School Board knows that they are not accountable people because of the partisan way in which Board members are selected, rather than elected.  HB 228 will change that.  We welcome partisan elections and the greater transparency that would accompany them.

I am particularly interested in being able to know the School Board members' party affiliations and their philosophies toward education.  It is so important for us to be able to vote for the State School Board members, as we would any other candidate running for state office.

Thank you for your time,
J. Brooke Fairbanks
Vernal, Utah