Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I was looking for a link to the Janesville School Board Cuts and found this awesome article giving prospective Board members a concrete plan to follow in the months leading up to the election. It is an old article from 2009, but the advice is timeless. Click on the post to see the link. I concur that research, research, research is the watchword for prospective holders of public office such as school board. I often wonder what the result of the election in which I got my butt kicked would have been had the candidate that "withdrew" from the race in midstream never threw his hat in the ring in the first place. This guy didn't realize the time suck that is public service and even though he withdrew, it was too late to remove his name from the ballot by the time he did his due diligence. His name remained on the ballot, and true to the uninformed electorate out there, he garnered some 87 votes. There's no guarantee that I would have gotten all of those votes. It still makes a person wonder what if...? So, if you are running for any office out there, this little primer has sound advice.