Note: The Brazil Times, Clay County Farm Bureau and Clay County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a political forum on April 26 at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
From 6 to 8 p.m., school board candidates will have two minutes to introduce themselves and be questioned in writing by the audience.
From 7-8 p.m., the Democratic candidates for sheriff will likewise speak and be questioned.
Everyone is invited to attend this non-partisan program designed to help voters be better informed.
- Jackson seeking re-election
First of all, I want to say thank you for electing me as a member of the Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees. The last four years have certainly been an educational experience! It is in being elected that encourages me to run for re-election. There have been many calls, letters and comments encouraging me to run again, so here I am.
Back in the 2002 election, I used the slogan, "Keeping Our Schools Moving Forward." My hope is that even with all of the issues and challenges we have faced in the last three-plus years, you can still hold me accountable to this promise. Being a board member requires much time spent in reading materials and participating in meetings. I spent my first year and a half attending seminars sponsored by the Indiana School Board Association to gain knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of board members. Shortly after being on the board, it was evident that the condition of our state's budget would have the most impact on our schools at a local level. Despite the challenges this has caused, I still feel it is possible to "Keep Our Schools Moving Forward."
Hopefully, over the past few years you have learned who I am as a board member and with this background you will make a decision to vote for me in May. As before, you can always expect me to listen to both sides of an issue before making a decision. It is imperative that the board consider all options, views and opinions. After all, it is our job to represent you.
Please don't look for a lot of yard signs and campaign material this time around for me. However, if you want to know my opinion on a topic or just want to talk, please call me at 939-3438. I'd be happy to take your call.