Letter: Brings Understanding Of Schools

Letter: Brings Understanding Of Schools

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Kathy Smith has been an advocate for children and families in Sully District for 20 years. First as a PTA president at Poplar Tree Elementary School, Rocky Run Middle School and Chantilly High School and then as the district’s school board member, Kathy has always put children first. In getting to know so many people in our neighborhoods, she has listened and learned about their needs and wants. She has been able to find moderate and fair solutions through compromise and provided the leadership to keep our schools strong, even while the school budget was decreased by half a billion dollars. While not all decisions were popular with everyone, Kathy always did what she felt was best for students.

Now Kathy is running for Sully District supervisor and I know she is the best candidate for the job. Having someone with her School Board experience on the Board of Supervisors will help ensure the school budget is funded properly. Good schools correlate to increased home values and put our children in position to get into good colleges and compete for great jobs in the future. Her knowledge of the community and her moderate views make her the most effective representative for Sully district.

Only 33 percent of people show up to vote in non-presidential years. Local elections are as important, if not more important, as a national presidential election. After all, what happens on the local level affects our day-to-day lives more than what happens nationally. Let your voice be heard and please show up at the polls on Nov. 3.

I will be proud to vote for my friend, Kathy Smith, for Sully supervisor on Nov. 3. I hope I can count on you to join me.

Terry Gross