Subject: Please pass HB 228 on state board of education elections
Date: Mon Feb 24 17:49:39 MST 2014
Dear Representative,

I strongly encourage you to pass HB 228 by Rep. Brian Greene on state board of education election reform.  I support partisan elections because:
1.  Texas did this, got a conservative majority on the state school board, and for the first time in decades created history standards that teach both sides of the story.  Both sides of the story are important in any debate; and

The vetting process of running through a convention race helps weed out unqualified candidates, but does so in a grassroots fashion.  Parents and citizens both need to know where individuals running for office stand on political issues important to voters.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.  Again, may I encourage you to pass HB 228, as I see this as a crucial issue for our state educational system.

Mitch and Mary Wiley
2266 Canyonlands Cir.
Taylorsville, Utah 84129