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Letter to the Editor: Nelson for schools

— Nelson for schools

To the editor:

This letter is in support of John Nelson as Candidate for District 21 School Board, Zone 4. I have had the pleasure of working on the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) Chapter with John for three years. As a retired elementary school teacher, he is a strong proponent of fostering opportunity and advancement for students. In the 3 years I have worked with him, he has volunteered hundreds of hours contacting donors for our annual A Taste for Literacy event, recruiting potential volunteers and reading to students. He is collaborative, kind, inventive, hardworking and has a passion for helping children. Without his dedication, our Chapter would not a success. He has a proven history of public service, leadership and board participation. He has donated time as a Planning Commissioner & Chairman (Veneta, Oregon), as a Planning Commissioner, volunteer for the Urban Renewal Advisory Board, as a Traffic Safety Commission Chairman, volunteer for Gorge Literacy and board member for The Dalles Watershed Council. He is a retired school teacher with 24 years of experience. I believe that he has the necessary background and experience to support educational excellence in our schools. Please vote for John Nelson, District 21 School Board, Zone 4.

Shannon Tissot

The Dalles

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