I am excited by how much my message of a renewed focus on our schools with smaller classes and more money in the classroom is resonating with folks in San Marcos. Local teachers have been encouraged, and I even saw that a mailer sent out by a special interest group attributed my message to the other candidates the special interest was endorsing. I might prefer more honesty, but it means our message is winning.
Still, winning the message does not guarantee a good election result. I have been outspent by more than two to one and faced special interest opposition by folks who stand to lose if the district moves forward. If you do not vote, this election could be another missed opportunity where the board has new faces but the same tired ideas. There are 7,500 kids in our schools right now who deserve more out of their education, and they cannot afford to wait three more years for a board ready to fight for change. Today, the Justice Center is open from until 7:00 to accommodate voters. I will be out there after work until they close, so join me and let’s make today the biggest turnout day of early voting. It should only take five to ten minutes, and your vote could be the first step towards changing San Marcos’ future.