Sunday, July 20, 2008

Penny for your thoughts?

In today's inflation, I'd need to offer more than one cent. Luckily, the Penny who turned up on my doorstep wasn't made of copper; she was made of intelligence, dedication, and guts. Penny Bernard Schaber, candidate for state assembly in my district, stopped by to talk.
Penny knows that health care is a huge issue for all people. She understands that our school funding formulas are deeply flawed. She values the natural environment. She recognizes that the recession touches all of us, even in our relatively stable Happy Valley. Penny knows that money are tight all over, and it'll take tough decisions to make a state budget work.
I was pleased that Penny listened as much as she talked. When I told her about my classroom's windows, permanently stuck either open or closed because I can't lift or lower them, she knew I wasn't making it up. She also knew that my school isn't asking for extravagances; just basic maintenance that current funding doesn't cover.
Regular readers know my saying: All politics are local.
If you've read any of my posts on politics, you'll know I also believe that involvement is crucial. Folks, make an informed vote. Read. Think. Better yet, take some time and help out the candidate who makes the most sense to you.
For my district, State Assembly District 57, it's Penny Bernard Schaber.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I've read, Schaber would have my vote if I lived in her district!!! I love it when the candidates go door to door--that's what endeared me to Tom Nelson (his positions on the issues aside).

7/20/2008 8:02 PM  
Blogger Adorable Girlfriend said...

Penny sounds pretty decent. Russ F-G is supporting her so that speaks volume.

7/21/2008 9:37 AM  

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