A mentor once told me, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

Those words have been ringing in my ears since he spoke them in 1996 and they have been the catalyst for personal change.

On November 4th, you have an opportunity to do something different and get something different in return. You have an opportunity to elect one person to the school board who has demonstrated the ability to offer new ideas, who is demanding more accountability and fiscal responsibility, and who has demonstrated a higher level of communication and critical thinking than anyone on the board or running for one of the open seats.

I will bring this voice and this approach to our challenges to the school board. First, however, you must vote for me and you must tell your friends, family and co-workers to vote for me, too.

This week’s school idea of the week: Initiate positive change by voting for the one candidate who will do something different so you can get something other than what you’ve always gotten.

Thank you for your vote.