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Letters, April 27

Dyson for Ashland School Board

I am pleased to see so many qualified candidates running for the open positions on the Ashland School Board. Out of all the candidates, Rebecca Dyson, running for Position 4, caught my attention. I came to know Rebecca through her work on the board of Ashland High Arts Advocates where she works to support students and teachers in the fine and performing arts. Until I read the voter pamphlet, I didn’t realize that Rebecca was also an accomplished medical doctor and youth soccer team manager. I’m so happy that she has thrown her hat in the ring for school board where she will be a tireless supporter of all students and teachers as we navigate the pandemic and seek the best education for all our kids. There’s a doctor in the house! Please vote for Rebecca Dyson.

Larry Cooper

Ashland

Brown for Library Board

I urge all citizens of Jackson County to vote for Victoria Brown to serve on the Jackson County Library District Board.

Vicki has worked tirelessly in support of our county’s libraries. She has served as the president of the Eagle Point Friends of the Library for several years and now also serves on the Library District Budget Committee.

Vicki is a retired nursing professional and worked in the administration of Jackson County’s Public Health Department for years. She understands government, fiscal responsibility and, most importantly, service. She will be an outstanding member of the Jackson County Library District Board, overseeing the continued development of outstanding libraries and library services in Jackson County.

Susan Kiefer

Medford

Skuratowicz for School Board

I had the pleasure of serving on the Ashland School Board with Eva Skuratowicz for five years.

Eva has been a tireless public servant for our community for 12 years and her only lens when making decisions is what’s best for our kids. She never acts in favor of any personal agenda. Instead she follows the data and is dogged in her efforts to receive input and opinions from a broad swath of our community.

Additionally, Eva’s experience as a board member provides the institutional knowledge that is so important for a healthy school district. On several occasions, she steered our board in the right direction based on previous experience and understanding of the issue at hand. To lose Eva would leave a major hole in our school district.

Finally, Eva is a kind and inclusive person who cares deeply about our schools and community. It is without hesitation that I endorse her to continue to be a leader of our school district at this important time.

Eric Strong

Ashland