As a past school board member, I write in support of Jody Ward-Rannow and Francesca Pagan-Umar for the 4-year term on the Eden Prairie School Board and Isaac Kerry for the 2-year term.
We need members who are focused on the future of our students and who will provide strong support for our teachers and staff. Teachers are our neighbors and go into teaching to give our students the learning and skills for their future. Due to a global pandemic, our students’ learning is incomplete, yet some want to suggest our students have failed. They have not failed and have, in fact, adapted to learning other skills that will be useful in their young lives and as they enter the work world. School board members must be strong supporters of public education for all students. Please join me in voting for Jody, Francesca, and Isaac.
We are at a critical turning point for our democracy, and voting is our responsibility as citizens. When I step into the voting booth, I am making decisions about candidates that share a positive vision for the future and not lofty statements, caught in the negative narrative around short-term fixable issues. We have record-low unemployment, which can contribute to inflation, and while we are all impacted, solutions for our problems will take everyone working together.
I trust and will be voting to reelect Sen. Steve Cwodzinski and Rep. Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn because they have been working on behalf of our community and understand the issues.
Steve taught students for over 30 years in our public high school and is the chair of the civility caucus. Carlie has been working with families with young children recognizing the everyday issues we all face. Both are committed to the privacy of women making their own healthcare decisions. And both are working to leave Minnesota better for future generations.
Please join me in voting to reelect Sen. Steve Cwodzinski and Rep. Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn.
Jan Eian, Eden Prairie
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