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Elections - Springfield Board of Education May. 6
Candidate Column: Jonathan Light for Springfield School Board
We have fantastic students in our schools, representing an array of diverse communities within the Springfield School District. I believe it’s the same in every district. However, as successful as we are with some of our kids, far too many of our wonderful students, nearly 28% in Springfield, fail to graduate on-time and are ill-prepared for the next step. Even more dismal, this statistic has been unchanged for decades. We can do better.
Elections - Springfield Board of Education May. 6
Candidate Column: Anthony Reed for Springfield School Board
Friends and neighbors, This last year has been a tough one for all of us. The pandemic, the social unrest and the disastrous fires in our area. One of these alone would have been difficult, but the combined effects have been devastating. Some of us lost friends and loved ones. Some of us lost our jobs or homes. All of us lost a year and then some. I want to do my part to lift our community up and build it back better than ever. That’s why I’m running for Springfield School Board.
Elections - South Lane School Board May. 6
Candidate Column: Pam Duffy for South Lane School Board
My name is Pam Duffy. I am running for the South Lane School Board Position 2. I am a Federal retiree having worked for the US Secret Service and the Federal Office of Workers’ Compensation. I moved to Cottage Grove in 2003. I was involved in a grade school/middle school mentoring program in Seattle for seven years. Upon moving here, I mentored at London Elementary for two years, but stopped to care for my mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. As a new member on the Board, I will have a great deal to learn and the federal/state governments dictate much of what the school district can do.
Elections - South Lane School Board May. 6
Candidate Column: Taylor Wilhour for South Lane School Board
My name is Taylor Wilhour and I’m running for re-election to the South Lane School Board. My wife and I moved to Lane County in 2006 when our first child was just a toddler and we have grown to love this community more and more over the years. I’m proud to call this my home. We have three kids now, one each in elementary, middle school and high school, so I am involved at every level of our school district.
Elections - Lane Community College School Board of Directors May. 5
Candidate Column: Steve Mital for Lane Community College School Board of Directors
Hello Chronicle readers, I am running to represent Zone 5 on the Lane Community College Board of Education. I have proven experience and success as a community leader, and I seek your support in my bid to work hard in support of our community college. I’d like to tell you a bit about myself, why I’m running and ask for your support.
Elections - Lane Community College School Board of Directors May. 5
Candidate Column: Mark Boren for Lane Community College School Board of Directors
Commitment. Integrity. Community. Family. These are just some of the key tenets I live by and will bring to the Lane Community College Board of Directors. Serving as a board member is a convergence of experiences and principles, including an understanding of Board processes, student experience and goals for success. The area represented is mostly Western Lane County from Hwy 99 West to Florence and Lorane North to Monroe. For these positions every precinct in Lane County votes.
Elections - Springfield Board of Education Apr. 29
Candidate Column: Anthony Reed for Springfield School Board
Friends and neighbors, This last year has been a tough one for all of us. The pandemic, the social unrest and the disastrous fires in our area. One of these alone would have been difficult, but the combined effects have been devastating. Some of us lost friends and loved ones. Some of us lost our jobs or homes. All of us lost a year and then some. I want to do my part to lift our community up and build it back better than ever. That’s why I’m running for Springfield School Board.
Elections - Springfield Board of Education Apr. 29
Candidate Column: Ruth Linoz for Springfield School Board
Raising my two daughters in Lane County, I had the opportunity because of my husband’s job to stay at home to care for and teach them during the early years of their lives. As they grew older and started school, I volunteered regularly in their classrooms, coached their Kidsports teams, and worked part-time in retail while completing my undergraduate education at Lane Community College.
Elections - Springfield Board of Education Apr. 29
Candidate Column: Kelly Mason for Springfield School Board
I was born and raised in Springfield and it is because of my experiences growing up and attending public schools here that I understand the importance of a quality education and a community that looks out for one another. I was raised by a hard-working single mother in a low-income household, and I am committed to providing the resources necessary for all students to succeed in order to ensure that they have the same hope that I had growing up. Being a product of Springfield Public Schools, I can personally say that my experience was excellent.