I was surprised to see in the Argus yesterday that one of my opponents is throwing a launch party at a local bar this weekend. I also saw a group in today's St. Patrick's parade marching with school board candidate signs.
I guess I can appreciate my opponents' enthusiasm. But I have to wonder, where is all this money coming from for a school board race? Is there a 'political machine' in town trying to buy the seat? It makes me a little nervous.
As for myself, I chose the self-finance / under-$300 box on the paperwork. I won't be throwing any major parties or peppering the town with professionally-produced signs. But I believe I can bring a unique perspective to the school board, and that should be what counts.