Thank you for publishing this letter, which I hope will clear up any miscommunication about my attendance at the Chamber of Commerce Candidate Mixer held Saturday April 16, 2011. I first learned about the event last week after reading Susan Dial’s letter in the newspaper. I was disappointed that neither Troy Immel nor I were notified of this event by the Chamber or any other entity, although we both had announced that we were running for BISD positions.
We would have gladly attended the Candidate Mixer and hope that any attendees with questions about our views will contact us directly before the election.
In an effort to reach out to Ms. Dial, I have asked the Blanco County News to provide her with all of my contact information so we could discuss the future of BISD. I also contacted the BISD office to find an address or phone number, but Susan Dial is not a registered BISD voter.
As of Monday I have not had any response from Ms. Dial, but I would like her to know that I am proud to be a part of this community. With an education and career in accounting, auditing, and management, I understand fiscal responsibility and the difficult decisions our district is facing today and in the future. I believe we must establish the highest standards for academic achievement and provide faculty and staff with the resources and support necessary to help our children reach those goals. As a taxpayer, I support transparency initiatives that will provide us with an understanding of how our tax dollars are spent. With a child on each campus of BISD, I have a vested interest in the health and welfare of our school district, and I want to participate in the future of this community through education.
Candidate for BISD Trustee
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