Support for Becker
After serving the students of USD 373 for 16 1/2 years, I have a vested interest in assuring a quality educational system for our community. That is why I endorse Angela Becker.
Angela has assets and qualities that make her a skilled district leader:
*Her personal compassion, effective assertiveness, fortitude in addressing sensitive issues, and objective composure are collaborative strengths necessary on a board of seven leaders.
*Angela is educated and experienced in finance, organizational models, communication, and professional decision-making.
*Becker has relentlessly researched issues, initiated conversation with community members, administrators and staff, attended BOE meetings and weighed this diverse information.
*She has strong family connections to our ethnic community and students with disabilities
*Becker exemplifies governance priorities of vision, financial expertise, goal-setting, and understanding the board has only one employee — the superintendent.
*Angela has the right balance of community pulse with the perspective of having lived outside the area. That is fresh and innovative. It is also called vision.
Finally, I would like to emphasize this election has both a bond issue and candidate election. They are separate issues. The qualities of a good board member are separate from how that person feels about the bond.
Please join me in voting for Angela Becker on Nov 7!
— Barbara Bunting, Newton
Support for Becker
My doorbell rang – it was a beautiful day as I stood on my front porch visiting with Angela Becker for almost an hour.
It’s refreshing to meet people that care. People that want to make the world a better place. People that listen and can respectfully disagree with you and have good reasons and a logical thought process that lead them to their stance on an issue.
Although a California native, Angela moved to Newton to start a family with her Newton native husband Cameron. Angela chose to live here as she works in Wichita. She is already volunteering for things that make Newton a better place to live.
Her background is in finance – she is a candidate for USD 373 School Board. Never has it been more important than now to elect people willing to invest the time it takes to make good decisions. That’s the bedrock of a good board. I think Angela is someone that will invest the time.
If you haven’t met Angela, you need to. She’s obviously a hard worker and a good listener that wants what’s best for Newton.
— Rod Kreie, Newton
Support for Becker
I am writing this letter of support for Angela Becker for School Board. Below are some of the
qualifications that I feel make her a candidate worthy your vote for USD 373 School Board.
● Angela by profession is a financial analyst. She has the skills to understand the complex school funding and guide the Board to make the best return on the spending of the scarce school dollars.
● Angela studies the issues, seeks input from all stakeholders and will be able to lead the School Board to implement programs and budgets only in the best interest of the USD 373 stakeholders.
● Angela is a hard worker and a sound decision maker. She will use these traits to make sure our students and teachers are treated with the respect they deserve and that our tax dollars are spent wisely.
Please join me and cast your vote of Angela Becker for USD 373 School Board. Many thanks.
— Tim Marlar, Newton
Support for Koehn
As a Newton business owner and community member, I would like to encourage all prospective voters to re-elect Leroy Koehn to the Newton City Commission.
I have had the chance to interact with Leroy and watch him serve on the Newton City Commission. I have come to believe that he has a strong sense of direction for the community of Newton, knowing bother where we are as a city and where we need to go.
Koehn serves in leadership roles throughout the community and he has brought vision to the projects he has worked with.
I trust that Koehn will continue to make great decisions and best use our resources to make Newton a great community live and work in.
Vote for Koehn on Nov. 7.
— Andy Ortiz, Newton