Letter – Support in school board election appreciated

Published 8:07 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Dear neighbors, volunteers, family and friends made along this journey, my family and I would like to thank all of you for the support and kindness during my run for school board in the Suffolk borough; it has touched our hearts and is thoroughly appreciated. To the parents, students, teachers, bus drivers and all other tax-paying citizens and residents, your desires for change have been heard and I will continue to stand with you for the values that must be put in place for all that study and work within our SPS community.

Upon reflecting on this experience, I am thankful that we ran a clean campaign which made no use of mudslinging, misrepresentations, nor enticing people to vote with free giveaways. For me, this race for a school board seat was about seeing the next generation equipped and truly serving SPS, not a political race to seek personal gain. I am thankful for those who shared their personal stories and experiences.

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You have given me insight behind the curtain, and school safety remains a number one priority along with affording the highest quality education possible to all Suffolk students. Remember, the school board is subservient to the people, not the other way around; therefore, continue engaging and letting your voice be heard.

  1. Matt Shannon