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Dan Cherrier is the Right Choice for Area 5

Original post made by Ramya Ramakrishnan, Dublin, on Oct 25, 2022

Board President Dan Cherrier continues to be endorsed by the Dublin community

Dublin School Board President Dan Cherrier is strongly supported and endorsed by the Dublin community and deserves to get re-elected. But first let us look at his impressive qualifications. Cherrier, a civil engineer by profession with an additional degree in finance is a pro at scrutinizing contracts and has decades of experience in financial project management. This unique set of skills has proved to be a necessity for the role of a Trustee in Dublin since precious funds were mismanaged and poorly handled in the past with wasteful spending. When Dublin was very close to getting a satellite high school near one of the biggest prisons in the country, parents woke up, got organized and started paying close attention to board deliberations and who was always advocating for the students and who wasn't. They participated in district wide task forces, committees and school site councils to delve deep into issues and advocate for positive changes. They identified Trustees whom they trusted would right the wrongs of the past and would have a long- term vision in mind. The student population continued to grow at an alarming pace resulting in overcrowding and inequity across the city. Dan Cherrier beat his opponent in 2016 and again in 2018, won re- election and proved himself to be true leader steering the board in the right direction. The community elected him over his current opponent and another candidate.

Dan Cherrier's campaign promise and vision to deliver Emerald High school has now become a reality and he is seeking re-election since his work isn't done yet. He fought for measure J language to be specific, has been elected three years in a row by his peers to serve as the Board President which is a testament to his strong leadership, and has adhered to Brown Act regulations at all times. He remains calm and professional even in the midst of orchestrated attacks to unseat him and there have been several. He continues to ask the tough but necessary questions to staff and district hired professionals.

President Cherrier has been continuously engaged with the community putting the needs of students first, while his opponent has been missing in action during the last six years! The difference between Dan Cherrier and his opponent is like day and night. One has earned the respect and endorsement of the community while the other's campaign is entirely run by the Teachers' union despite purported claims of a broader support. Cherrier has proved that he works hard to keep his promises and continues to deliver while his opponent has failed to stand up for the communtiy. Pleasanton Weekly's support of Cherrier's opponent seems to be based on the misinformation campaign planned by a few and not based on facts and data. We expect PW to do a much better job next time and adhere to journalism standards and ethics and not mislead voters. There is too much at stake and the election results will determine whether DUSD is going to continue to march forward or go back in time thereby undoing years of progress.

Dan Cherrier is a 25 year Dublin resident who loves his community and has a long history of service, giving back and ALWAYS PUTTING THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS FIRST. This is why a large number of parents and residents are helping his campaign with a passion that is unmatched and unheard of, not just here but beyond the Trivalley.

Best Regards,

Ramya Ramakrishnan
Parent and Dublin resident, grassroots volunteer

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