Dowley for Board of Education
Like all school districts in Colorado, Aspen will need strong leadership to help guide us through the difficult times ahead. In the upcoming election, we’ve got three well-qualified candidates vying for just two positions. There’s no denying all of these individuals have strong credentials but Carmen Dowley, in particular, has shown the kind of leadership we’ll need over the next few years.
Last spring, Carmen led the fight against the year-round school calendar. Without her efforts the current school board would likely have adopted this highly unpopular initiative. Instead of sitting idly by, Carmen worked tirelessly to rally the entire community against this ill-conceived and poorly defined proposal.
This is the kind of leadership we’ll need over the next few years. We shouldn’t elect individuals simply based on how many committees they’ve served upon, but we should elect those who are willing to step forward and work for what’s right for everyone in the community.
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