Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - October 8, 2010

Letters: Laursen listens

Dear Editor,

Please join me in voting for an extremely qualified candidate for the Pleasanton School Board -- Joan Laursen.

I worked with Joan when I served as co-president of Lydiksen Elementary's PFC. She is an incredibly smart and professional woman who is very passionate about education and has worked for many years to help better our schools. What I like best about Joan is that she listens! She has the ability to listen to all sides of an issue and not make snap judgments, but carefully consider and study the issues before making any decisions. Plus, she is very accessible and easy to talk to.

Joan has worked as a parent volunteer in many different areas in our schools -- from classroom volunteer, to fundraising, to volunteering on school site councils and budget advisory committees. Most recently she served as the president of the Pleasanton PTA Council. Being involved in so many different areas of our school district gives Joan the unique firsthand knowledge of what is needed to help our schools excel and help our students be successful. I encourage you to join me and vote for Joan Laursen on Nov. 2.

Cathy Ritter

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